Karius dreams of CL title with Liverpool
Loris Karius is hoping for the big coup with Liverpool after moving into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. He is not thinking of a World Cup nomination for Joachim Löw.
Goalkeeper Loris Karius (24) of the former English record holder FC Liverpool is now dreaming of a huge coup with the Reds after reaching the quarter-finals in the Champions League.
“We are now among the top eight teams. If you’ve come this far, it’s normal that you want to play for the title”, the former Mainzer told the SID:”Why shouldn’t this be our claim? The fans crave titles. We will certainly do everything we can to ensure that.”
After a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the quarter-final against FC Porto (5-0), Karius did not concede a goal in five of his eight games in the royal class this season and continued to score points in team manager Jürgen Klopp’s duel with Simon Mignolet.
He doesn’t want to lose his status as number one in Liverpool again,”I want to repay the trust with performance. So far, I’ve done quite well,”Karius said:”We’ve now played a few games to zero and I’ve been able to help the team with a few parades. That’s what you need as a goalkeeper, and then it’s on.”
According to Karius, however, he is not concerned about a possible nomination by national coach Joachim Löw for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
“I have no pressure, no time to think big. We are in the Champions League quarter-finals and the Premier League in the race for second place. It’s a one-hundred percent concentration, and everything else comes naturally.”