Pundit Mark Lawrenson has stated that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has not improved one particular signing.

Lawrenson believes that nearly all of Klopp’s Liverpool signings have proven to be a success. Lawrenson stated that Loris Karius is the only signing that has failed.

Klopp signed Karius from Mainz for a transfer fee of €6.20 million in 2016. However, the goalkeeper was sent out on loan to Besiktas between 2018-2020.

That highlights that Karius has not been a required player at Anfield in recent times. It has been reported that the club are open to selling Karius.

Lawrenson told BBC Sport, as quoted by HITC: “Of all the players that he’s bought, I can’t remember him buying one that’s not made it. And all the players that he’s got, he’s made them better. Karius is the only one, but he’s made all of the rest better.

“Wherever you’re manager, if you make all of the players better – and they are already very, very good – you’re doing a heck of a job.”

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Klopp is only human at the end of the day. Every manager in world football is bound to make a poor signing at some point.

However, before Liverpool signed Karius, he was voted as the second-best Bundesliga goalkeeper by his fellow professionals.

That just shows that Liverpool did sign a goalkeeper that was highly rated. Karius also only cost Liverpool €6.20 million, which is a low fee for a player that was deemed as the second-best Bundesliga goalkeeper by those who saw him on a weekly basis.

However, it just has not worked out for Karius at Liverpool for some reason. Only Karius can provide an answer as to why he could not become Liverpool’s long-term No.1 goalkeeper.

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