Chelsea legend Wise unimpressed by Liverpool pair Karius, Lovren


Chelsea legend Wise unimpressed by Liverpool pair Karius, Lovren

Simon Mignolet has at times stamped his authority on the No 1 jersey but is prone to errors and was dropped by Jurgen Klopp last month. Whilst Mignolet has at times not helped himself, it's always seemed Karius would be the pick if everything else was equal.

Liverpool travel to Porto in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday and Karius, who is likely to start the match, is keen for the Merseyside club to take control.

Mignolet's Liverpool contract lasts until 2020, and the 29 year old would be looking for a long term contract at another club, still feeling he has a lot to offer and also having a point to prove.

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius knows that new signing Virgil van Dijk is a player of high quality but insists that the Dutch global will need to adapt to the high-line game of the Reds.

Clyne was included in Liverpool's 25-man squad for Wednesday's trip to Portugal, but Klopp admits the tie against Porto has come too soon for the England worldwide.

Salah, who joined Liverpool before the start of the season, is the league's second-highest goalscorer with 22 goals, one behind Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and one ahead of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero while Firmino has notched 12 goals.

"For all goalkeepers it is the same, they need that [confidence]". "We had a little talk before the game, asking him what he thought €" "No, I'm fine, boss".

"There were a few really good saves, important saves, good decisions - really smart decisions with quick restarts and stuff like that".

Karius has kept seven clean sheets in his 15 appearances so far this season, including three in the Champions League group stages.