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Done Deal: Liverpool Sign German Goalkeeper From Bundesliga Side

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Jurgen Klopp the manager of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Liverpool FC and Rubin Kazan at Anfield on October 22, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Loris Karius from FSV Mainz 05. The German goalkeeper, 22, has been a fixture in the Mainz side in recent seasons, following a stint at Manchester City at underage.

Capped for the German u21 team, he made 34 Bundesliga appearances last season, keeping eight clean sheets as Mainz secured a sixth place finish.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Liverpool fans show their colours during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Liverpool FC and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield on September 16, 2014 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Speaking to the club website, Karius spoke of his excitement at the move.

“It’s a very good feeling and it’s an honour to play for a club like this.

“They have a special history and the fans are amazing here, so I look forward to playing at Anfield.

“I know a lot about the club from watching them on TV. The history, everybody who plays football knows. There a lot of things in my head when I think of this club.

“I spoke to the manager and I had a good feeling afterwards because he told me what he wants to do with the club and with the players.

“It was a good talk with him and after that I was convinced this was the right decision.”

This means that Simon Mignolet will be under pressure to hold onto his first team place next season, and Karius has been allocated the number 1 jersey.

Fans have reacted positively to the news.

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