22 Oct 2016

Molby insists: Klopp 'has to' start 'nervy' €18m Liverpool star today. Shock recall for dropped Mignolet?

Liverpool legend Jan Molby insists that Jurgen Klopp must keep the faith with one of Liverpool's 'nervy' stars today.

In his column for the Liverpool Echo this week, Molby insisted:

"Klopp has to keep him [Karius] in [For West Brom]. We’ve just got to pray he’s the right man, he’s got good qualities but playing in the Premier League is a totally different experience".

Karius had another shaky game against Manchester United, but the question is this: Are his errors just standard teething problems as he settles into the League, or are these issues (flapping at crosses; hesitation on his line; dodgy passes out of defence etc), ultimately leading up to a big, costly mistake?

Hopefully, it's the former, and although Klopp described Karius as 'outstanding' this week, he concedes that the German needs to up his performance:

"He [Karius] has to improve and he can improve. If you want a goalkeeper who plays football then you have to take the risks".

On related note: is there any possibility of a shock recall for Mignolet today? Last night, Mignolet posted the following upbeat message on Twitter:

"Big test tomorrow but the 22nd should bring good luck to the team!"

is the Belgian just being magnanimous, or is he excited for the 'big test' because he's been told he's starting?

^ Karius: €18.5m-rated (CIES Football Observatory).


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