Loris Karius insists he will relish the competition for places within the Liverpool squad as he looks to claim a place in Jürgen Klopp’s starting line-up in 2016-17.

The goalkeeper will inherit the No.1 jersey when he arrives at Melwood in July following his transfer from FSV Mainz 05, but knows he faces opposition for a berth between the sticks.

Karius said: “Competition is just part of a big club like this. I want to become the No.1, have success with Liverpool and play in Europe as soon as possible. Those are my goals.”

The Germany U21 international agreed a long-term deal with the Reds last week and admits he was left in no doubt it was the right move to make.

“The day before I signed the contract I was shown around the club and its surroundings, I was immediately convinced that this would be the right and the next important step in my career,” added Karius.

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