12 Nov 2016

Moreno Next? 'Outstanding' €18m Liverpool star reveals details of huge positional change

One of Liverpool's new signings has confirmed that he changed positions early in his career.

In an interview this week with the official Liverpool FC website, Karius^ confirmed that he started out as a 'striker', and outlined how he ended up as a goalkeeper:

"Our goalkeeper didn’t show up once...and I agreed to [cover] him. We played a tournament and I did really well, and when I wanted to return to playing out, the coaches said ‘No, you’re too good in goal so we’re going to keep you there’".

Positional changes are rife under Jurgen Klopp, too:

* Firmino: Mainly a winger at Hoffenheim, but converted into a centre-forward at Liverpool.

* Henderson: An attacking midfielder, who now plays as a holding midfielder under Klopp.

* Coutinho: A number-10, who is played as a wide forward, and most recently, a centre-mid

* Lallana: Converted into a central midfielder this season.

* Milner: An attacking midfielder who is now playing as a left-back for Liverpool.

* Wijnaldum: A left-sided attacking midfielder for Newcastle, who is now playing as a central-mid.

Strangely, though, Alberto Moreno - an obvious choice for a positional change - continues to toil away at left-back, when he's probably better suited to operating as a left-sided attacking midfielder.

^ Karius: €18.5m-rated (CIES Football Observatory). Hailed by Klopp as 'outstanding'


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