Liverpool to sign £7.9m Germany goalkeeper – report

Liverpool are set to sign Loris Karius from Mainz in the summer, according to Kicker

Liverpool have concluded a deal to sign Germany and Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, according to Kicker.

The Reds have been linked with a move to sign a goalkeeper since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as manager in October despite the 48-year-old issuing his backing for Simon Mignolet.

The Belgium international has endured another injury-hit campaign for the Reds after moving to Anfield from Sunderland in a £9m deal under Klopp’s predecessor, Brendan Rodgers.

According to German outlet Kicker, Klopp is on the brink of signing compatriot Karius in a deal from his former club Mainz ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old, who is highly-rated in Germany, extended his current deal in January but has a contract release clause of £7.9m.

Liverpool will face reigning champions Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel on Wednesday night.

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The Reds haven’t won Europe’s second tier competition since 2001 when Liverpool beat Alaves.

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