New Liverpool signing sends warning to team-mate after £4.7m move

New Liverpool signing Loris Karius is eyeing up Simon Mignolet's first-team spot

Loris Karius has warned Simon Mignolet that he is gunning to become Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper next season.

The 23-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Merseyside outfit last week after Liverpool agreed a £4.7m fee with Bundesliga club Mainz.

Karius has already been handed the number one shirt in a clear sign that Mignolet is facing a battle to remain in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up.

The Belgium international has been the first-choice goalkeeper at Anfield since his £9m switch to the Reds from Sunderland in 2013 despite his error-strewn performances.

New Liverpool signing Karius warned Mignolet that the German youngster is determined to established himself as Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper.

“I wanted the No. 1 shirt because I was wearing it at Mainz,” Karius told Liverpool’s website.

“And I want to be the No. 1 here at Liverpool.”

Liverpool conceded 50 goals in 38 Premier League games in the 2015/16 season with Mignolet in goal for the Merseyside outfit.

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The Reds lost 3-1 to reigning champions Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel earlier this month.

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