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No number one, no guarantees on spots at Liverpool - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has shot down suggestions that he has a sorted number one goalkeeper for the season at Liverpool.

With summer signing Loris Karius set to make his Reds debut in Tuesday nigh's third round EFL Cup clash with Derby County, Klopp played down suggestions that he could become the new number one ahead of Simon Mignolet.

The German also made it vehemently clear that no one position is guaranteed for any of his Liverpool players.

"Where's my possibility to answer that? If I say 'yes', what would this mean for Loris? If I say 'no', what would this mean for Simon?" Klopp said when asked if Mignolet will return to the starting line-up for the weekend's Premier League meeting with Hull City.

"Maybe the question makes sense, but the answer wouldn't make sense. No number one. In this moment there is no decision to make, it's only about performing and how good you are.

"For the other players it's the same. I don't say 'OK, for the next 15 months, he's our centre-half' or whatever. It's about improvement, how much can you, the player, help the team?"

Andrew Slevison
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