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Liverpool goalkeeper Karius: Penalties? I haven't worked out Grobbelaar moves yet!

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he'll be ready for penalties should their Champions League final with Real Madrid finish all square.

Karius, however, says he's unlikely to do a Bruce Grobbelaar.

"I have not figured out any moves yet," says the 24-year-old. "It can help, but I would have to think a bit more about what is possible now. I have never been involved in a penalty shoot-out at senior level. You train for it, but it does not happen much.

"I will study the Real Madrid penalty-takers, of course. We have analyst guys putting clips together for us. We will have a goalkeeper meeting before the game to show us the opposition. I can put video on my iPad and keep taking a look, but you have to go with instinct a little bit. There is a mix. When you are standing on the line, there is a voice inside you that will tell you which corner he might put it.

"You can be the hero, but saving the penalty does not say if you are a good goalkeeper or not. "

Karius added: "The first knockout game against Porto was the moment I felt I was No 1.

"That was when it was made clear I was playing in all competitions. I played two or three good games in the Premier League and the manager told everyone, 'that's how it is now'. I knew I was staying in."

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