Liverpool fans react on Twitter after signing Loris Karius

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Liverpool have snapped up goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz.

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Liverpool confirmed on their official website on Tuesday afternoon that they have signed Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius on a 'long-term contract'.

The Reds have had some problems in goal of late, as Simon Mignolet has flattered to deceive on a regular basis, Adam Bogdan - signed only last summer from Bolton Wanderers - looks set for the exit already, whilst Danny Ward is seen as being too inexperienced right now.

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Fans have been calling for manager Jurgen Klopp to bring in a new goalkeeper as a result, and he has now gone back to his native Germany for a new signing.

Mainz stopper Karius, 22, has become a star in the Bundesliga having left Manchester City for Mainz back in 2011, and is now heading back to England after signing for Liverpool on Tuesday.

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Karius will now compete with Mignolet to be Liverpool's first choice goalkeeper next season and beyond, with fans certainly excited to see him potentially replace the Belgian stopper.

Supporters took to Twitter on Tuesday to suggest Karius is an 'immediate upgrade' on Mignolet, and think he will be Liverpool's first-choice goalkeeper.

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Others were pleased to see Liverpool land a bargain, as BBC Sport report that the deal will cost just £4.7m - and supporters can't wait to see what Klopp has lined up following the signing of Karius, with more new signings expected.

Here are some of the reactions from Liverpool fans on Twitter after the signing of Karius...

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