Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius revealed it was not a hard decision for him to make a switch to Anfield last summer. The German left Bundesliga outfit Mainz 05 and signed for the Reds as Jurgen Klopp was looking to provide competition for Simon Mignolet.

The Merseyside club have enjoyed a flying start to the 2016/17 season and after 11 games, they now sit on the top of the table with 26 points, one point ahead of Chelsea. The 23-year-old had to wait to make his first team debut as injury forced him to miss the start of the campaign.

Since his return from injury, Karius has kept his place in the starting lineup, forcing the Belgium international to settle for a place on the bench. The former Bundesliga stopper revealed that he had a "good talk" with Klopp before signing for the Reds and went on to admit that he was delighted to know that Liverpool manager was keen on securing his services.

"When I heard Klopp wanted me, I was really excited because it felt like a huge reward after everything I'd been through, and also because I know how hard the manager works for success," Karius told

"I was watching Liverpool already like many people in Germany, who wanted to follow what he was doing in the Premier League."

"You could already see last season the way of playing at the club changed and even though the results now and then weren't always as good as what people wanted, you could notice what he was building and that the team was stronger."

Loris Karius
Loris Karius moved to Liverpool before the start of the 2016/17 season Getty

"I knew that in the summer, with the time he had to create his team with transfers and pre-season, that he would really transform Liverpool. I believed in everything he told me. I had a really good talk with him, and it was not a hard decision to make."