Klopp to remove 28-year-old Liverpool player from Champions League squad
Loris Karius is expected to be the sacrificed man of Liverpool’s Champions League side for the next group stage campaign this season.
The Reds are forced to remove a senior player from selection for the European elite competition.
Indeed, if Jurgen Klopp is to include 18-year-old Harvey Elliott, which he will undoubtedly do based on the youngster’s brilliant performances this season, then someone has to be removed to comply with UEFA regulations.
And The Liverpool Echo reported that this man is going to be the German goalkeeper.
Karius failed to walk away from Anfield last summer and with his contract expiring next year, he is the option most likely to be chopped.
The fact that he is also Liverpool’s fourth-choice keeper, behind Alisson, Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher, also plays against the former Mainz keeper.
It is the obvious choice, it must be said.
Karius has hardly had a future at Liverpool since his horror show against Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2018.
The 28-year-old conceded two howlers as the Spanish giants won 3-1.
Incidentally, this was also Karius’ last competitive senior appearance for Liverpool and to make room for Elliott, it stands to reason Klopp should rule him out.
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