Loris Karius gives Liverpool fans positive injury update in latest tweet

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After Simon Mignolet endured an up and down 2015/16 season, Liverpool brought in Loris Karius this summer as a potential new number one for the new campaign.

However, any hopes Jurgen Klopp had of naming the German in the starting lineup against Arsenal on August 15 - or, indeed, the first few months of the new season - were dashed when Karius suffered a broken hand in Liverpool's pre-season game against Chelsea last week.

The news was met with despair by a lot of fans at Anfield who are now having to get used to the idea of Mignolet returning as their number one. Karius has, though, at least provided fans with a positive update today with his latest tweet.


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Posting a photo to his official account, the 23-year-old shot-stopper thanked fans for their messages of support whilst telling them he had undergone 'successful' surgery.

Now back at home after his procedure, Karius will be hoping that things continue in a positive direction as he looks to get his Liverpool career back on track after an early setback.

As things stand, however, the former Mainz 05 'keeper is expected to be out for around 10 weeks before his hand heels fully.

Everyone involved at Liverpool - bar Mignolet - will probably have their fingers crossed in the hope that Karius is able to return before then, and fans responded to the new signing's tweet with a host of well-wishes.

As for what happens in his absence, it looks pretty likely that Klopp will turn to Mignolet to navigate what will be a tough first few weeks of the Premier League season.

Number one

The only other experienced goalkeeper on the books at Anfield is Alex Manninger, but the former Arsenal man is now 39-years-old and was only brought in this summer to serve as an emergency option.

With games against Arsenal, Leicester City, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United all lined up for the first two months of the campaign, it will certainly be a crucial period for the club as they await Karius' return.

Whether the German will walk straight into the starting lineup when he does comeback, however, will be dictated by how his replacement between the sticks performs.

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