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Karius finally “enjoying life” at Anfield after difficult start

Liverpool keeper Loris Karius has admitted he is enjoying life at Anfield after finally establishing himself as the club’s number one.

The German had a difficult start to life at Anfield after joining from Bundesliga side Mainz in the summer of 2016 – coming under heavy fire from pundits and fans alike for his performances in his early days at the club and subsequently falling behind Simon Mignolet in keeping pecking order.

After regaining – or rather, establishing – his spot as the club’s first choice shot-stopper, the German says he is loving life on Merseyside.

“It’s good and I feel good. Getting weekly game time is very important,” he said.

“I’m still young; I had plenty of experience in the past but it’s different if you play week in, week out again and not just come in every other week for a midweek game.

“My confidence is coming and growing, I’m getting used to the game time again. It’s good for me.”

Karius has overtaken Mignolet (pictured) as the club’s number one keeper in recent months.

Karius kept another clean sheet in the 2-0 win over Southampton at the weekend – his seventh in the league this season.

It was a busy day at the office for the Liverpool star in a hard fought victory over the Saints, however Karius says it’s all in a days work and he hopes he can continue in the same light this week in the Champions League.

“That’s my job, to try to be there for the team when needed. The first half was a bit busier than the second – but that’s my job,” Karius said.

“It was a very important game. We saw the other results, we saw Tottenham win – but we did our job. We kept a clean sheet and scored fantastic goals, that’s all we wanted.

“It’s good to go to the next away game with a positive result and to feel strong. We’ll recover and focus on Porto, which will be a big game for us.”