Klopp keen to shore up Liverpool defence ahead of Moscow test

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Jurgen Klopp says Loris Karius will start in goal for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

They were guilty of individual errors in the opener as they allowed Sevilla to sneak out of Anfield with a 2-2 draw and as much as Klopp must be trying to resolve the issues at the back, little progress is being made judged on last weekend's narrow 3-2 success at Leicester.

Klopp said: "I am not sure if I have to make a decision like this [the club's "Champions League goalkeeper"]".

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The latter question came after Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino recently came out and expressed his admiration for his star striker Harry Kane, however the Reds' manager was far from impressed with the questions he was being asked. A waste of time'.

The defence has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, having kept just two clean sheets in 10 matches, but Karius insists the focus should not be placed exclusively on the back four, and in particular the two centre-halves, whomever they may be.

"I want to prove to him (Klopp) I want to play in the Premier League but for now I use this game and then also I'll hopefully be involved again, that is my goal for the future".

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Anji launched an end to end counter attack which would leave Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah licking their lips about facing Spartak. We need to do that better and that's what we are working at all the time'.

"We take a few risks and it works well for us in most of the games".

There had been confusion involving the translator throughout proceedings, spiking when Klopp eventually answered: "I love Harry, too". "I love good footballers that is how it is". It is not important for Russian Federation.

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Having dominated Russian football in the 1990s, Spartak Moscow have endured a long spell out of the limelight, but now they are back in the Champions League spotlight.