Photo: New Liverpool signing gets to grips with British weather
Loris Karius is getting to grips with the Liverpool weather
Loris Karius was getting to grips with the Liverpool weather as the new signing trained with his team-mates ahead of their next pre-season friendly.
The Germany Under-21 international was the Merseyside outfit’s first signing of the summer transfer window after completing a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga side Mainz to the Reds in May.
Karius was handed the number one shirt by manager Jurgen Klopp in a clear sign that the German head coach views the 23-year-old as a serious contender to become first-choice goalkeeper.
The former Manchester City youth player has already kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Liverpool side following a 1-0 victory over local rivals Tranmere Rovers and a 5-0 win against Fleetwood Town.
And a rain-drenched Karius thanked the British weather for welcoming him back to the country as the Liverpool shot stopper trained ahead of Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic.
Karius posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:
“Best weather conditions during today’s training session at Melwood 😬🌧 – Think I’ve arrived in the UK! 😀 #LFC #LK1 @liverpoolfc”
Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League last season, while the Reds lost cup finals to Manchester City and Sevilla.