Liverpool close in on Mainz keeper Loris Karius

Liverpool are reportedly close to make a deal to sign Mainz 05 goalkeeper Loris Karius, according to Sky Sport.

The German shot-stopper has been strongly linked with a move to the English Premier League, with Liverpool’s rivals Everton also said to be interested in Karius’s services.

The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to lure a new keeper to Anfield in order to give competition to the Merseysiders’ first-choice Simon Mignolet.

The report suggest that the Reds are close to seal a deal after held talks with the 22-year-old and his camp for some time.

Karius becomes Klopp‘s first summer signing, joining the squad with January purchases Joel Matip and Marko Grujic in the process.