Jurgen Klopp told to start 29-year-old for Liverpool FC v Burnley

Mark Lawrenson wants to see Loris Karius in goal for Liverpool FC against Burnley on Saturday

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Mark Lawrenson has urged Jurgen Klopp to start Simon Mignolet in goal for Liverpool for their Premier League clash with Burnley at Anfield this weekend.

Klopp has been switching between goalkeepers in recent weeks, with the German having started both Loris Karius and Mignolet on occasions this term.

Mignolet has started three of Liverpool’s for Premier League games, while Karius has featured once in the English top flight, as well as against Sevilla in the Champions League last week.

However, former Liverpool defender Lawrenson believes that Klopp should go with experience and select Mignolet for the Reds’ Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday.

Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC Sport: “I am not sure what is going on with the goalkeeper situation at Liverpool but Simon Mignolet should play for them against Burnley.

“If Loris Karius is picked instead, then I think the Clarets will be licking their lips and looking to put a lot of balls into the box, because Karius is not very convincing when it comes to dealing with them.”

Liverpool are aiming to build on their fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last season.

The Reds have won two, drawn one and lost one of their opening four Premier League games, including the 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend.

Liverpool will return to Champions League action with a trip to Spartak Moscow on 26 September as they look to record their first group-stage win under Klopp.

Klopp was brought in as Liverpool’s new manager after Brendan Rodgers’ sacking back in October 2015.

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