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Karius ready for Man United test

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius believes he and his team is ready to take on Manchester United on Monday at Anfield.

It’s a big rivalry matchup between the two sides, and Karius, 23, will be in net for the Reds after taking the starting job from Simon Mignolet. Karius has started the last three games for Liverpool after coming back from an injury he sustained in preseason.

Asked whether the game against United will be the biggest of his career so far, the German said: “Probably. With all the history of both clubs, the rivalry, it’s a very big match.

“It’s always hard to say which is the biggest but it’s a really big match. Manchester United has a good, strong team but we have a great team and we play at home.

“We have respect for them but we’re not scared of them and we know we want to win the game. We’ll have a good plan – or more than one plan – so we will be well prepared.”

Karius also spoke about his relationship with Mignolet.

“It’s not about being best friends but we get on well,” Karius said. “On the pitch, we know we are rivals but that doesn’t mean you wish anything bad on the other.

“It’s very professional and all in all we are a good group. We try to help each other if there is something we can do for the other one.

“You prepare for the game any way so it doesn’t really make a difference if you know a month before, a week before, a day before, because it won’t really change anything in your training.”

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