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Klopp explains decision to keeper Mignolet for Arsenal clash

Date Posted,August 26, 2017

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that Simon Mignolet was dropped from the Arsenal clash because the goalkeeper needed a rest.

The German insisted that there was no arguement between the pair as he explained his decision to select Loris Karius over the Belgian at Anfield, report the Liverpool Echo .

“[It is] to rest him, that’s all. Four games in a very short term, for a goalkeeper especially,” he told the Liverpool website.

“He didn’t want to rest, it’s not a problem. We spoke yesterday about it and I really thought it made sense, especially because we have the quality in behind.

Karius was given the nod between the sticks against the Gunners (Image: Sebastian Widmann)

“It is just because I want to let him have a rest after this really intense time with really good performances for us.

“But with the other boys, we wanted a situation like this; we wanted to have three strong goalkeepers. They’ve shown up in training, they are really ambitious, they want to have game time, they want to have games, so today Loris is starting.”

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