Loris Karius will be given a chance to make himself a permanent fixture between the sticks for Liverpool starting with today's game against Manchester City, Jürgen Klopp has revealed.
The German shot-stopper has been selected to tend goal ahead of Simon Mignolet for this afternoon's meeting with the Premier League leaders at Anfield.
Asked about the switch, Klopp said: "With goalkeepers you have to do it like this. Usually I could say it's a decision for today but if Loris now is able to perform, he will stay in the goal."
In the absence of the likes of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, Klopp has named centre-back Dejan Lovren as Reds captain.
The boss said of the decision: "He is, together with Emre, the longest-serving [player] of the team.
"I realised after I made the line-up that obviously there [were] none of our usual captains on the pitch and we had to make a decision.
"It was a logical one with Dejan's age, how long he was at the club. It's for the game - all good."