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Loris Karius

Loris Karius

Birthdate: 22 June 1993
Birthplace: Biberach an der Riss, Germany
Other clubs: Stuttgart (2005-09), Manchester City 2009-11), Mainz 05 (2011-16)
Bought from: Mainz 05
Signed for LFC: £4.7m, 01.07.2016
International debut: Germany u-21 - 1 cap
Liverpool debut: 20.09.2016
Last appearance: 21.11.2017
Win ratio: 50% W:11 D:7 L:4
LFC league games/goals: 11 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 22 / 0

Player profile

Loris Karius was with Stuttgart's academy before joining Manchester City in 2009, his ex club's youth coordinator describing the money involved as 'well out of proportion'.  He didn't make a first team appearance for Cityand was loaned to Mainz in 2011, the move becoming permanent in January 2012. He started out with Mainz II in the regional leagues, but in 2013/14 established himself as the club's first choice keeper in the Bundesliga. He was an ever present in 2015-16 and was signed by Liverpool to provide top class competition to Simon Mignolet. Karius has represented Germany at all levels up to U-21 and was given an early opportunity to impress in pre-season when Mignolet was given an extended break due to Belgium's involvement in the European Championships. Karius looked destined to start the season as first choice but suffered an early blow to his Liverpool career when he broke his hand in a friendly with Chelsea in Pasadena on 27 July and was estimated to be out for ten weeks but returned only in six to be on the bench for the visit of league champions Leicester City on 10 September. His first appearance was on 20th September away to Derby in the League Cup and he kept his place for the next Premiership game at home to Hull. He played ten successive Premier League games but after mistakes cost Liverpool points against Bournemouth and West Ham he was back o the bench. For the rest of the season he had to make do with playing in just the FA Cup and League Cup. Prior to 2017-18 Klopp said that all three goalkeepers had a chance to vie for the number one jersey in pre season, but when the kickoff came Karius was second choice, behind Simon Mignolet but ahead of Danny Ward.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 11 3 3 5 0 22
2016-2017 10 3 3 0 0 16
2017-2018 1 0 0 5 0 6

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Southampton
2 Plymouth Argyle
2 Sevilla
2 NK Maribor
1 Hull City
1 Derby
1 Swansea City
1 Sunderland
1 Manchester United
1 West Ham United
1 Wolves
1 WBA
1 Arsenal
1 Watford
1 Bournemouth
1 Crystal Palace
1 Spartak Moscow
Total Started/substitutions
22 Started
41 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
11 England Premier League
5 Champions League
3 FA Cup
3 League Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 20.09.2016 Derby Pride Park League Cup

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Mainz 05 II 2011-2012 Germany 4 19 0 19 0
Mainz 05 II 2012-2013 Germany 4 6 0 6 0
Mainz 05 2012-2013 Germany 1 1 0 1 0
Mainz 05 II 2013-2014 Germany 4 3 0 3 0
Mainz 05 2013-2014 Germany 1 23 0 23 0
Mainz 05 2014-2015 Germany 1 33 0 36 0
Mainz 05 2015-2016 Germany 1 34 0 36 0
Total 119 0 124 0
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