Loris Karius has signed a new 5 year contract that will keep him at Anfield until 2023. The under-fire German was at fault for two goals in Liverpool’s failed bid to capture a sixth European title in Kiev last Saturday, but Jürgen Klopp insists that Karius is still his number one goalkeeper.
“Loris is a cool guy,” he told Soccer on Sunday. “I actually went to his house to discuss selling him, but then we talked for a while and it turns out that we both like Kraftwerk. So I gave him a new contract and we’re going to see them live in the O2 next month. This is normal in football. Mourinho only gave Fellaini a new contract because they both like Chris De Burgh.”
“I am not stupid,” added the German. “I asked Loris if he would make these mistakes again in a final. He said not these ones, but probably different ones. You can’t say fairer than that.”
Karius himself insists that he is delighted to commit his long-term future to the club.
“I’m over the moon,” he told Soccer on Sunday. “Being at a club where mistakes go unpunished means the world to me. It gives you that confidence to continue being a horrible goalkeeper at the highest level.”
“The final is in the past now,” said Karius. “I told the lads in the dressing room after the match, ‘Chillax, it’s only a game.’ Jordan Henderson didn’t agree and head-butted me unconscious. I woke up naked in a skip outside the stadium with ‘Butterfingered Shitebag’ written on my chest in permanent marker. Everyone’s different, I suppose.”
“It’ll take more than a few head-butts and death threats to get me out of this club,” added the former Manchester City youth player. “Everyone needs to chillax about the Madrid thing-a-me-bob. And remember, You will never walk along on your own.”