'No time-frame' on Loris Karius' Liverpool return, says Jurgen Klopp

Loris Karius looks on during the warm up after being dropped to the Liverpool bench
Image: Loris Karius was dropped to the Liverpool bench for the match at Middlesbrough

Jurgen Klopp has revealed there is "no time-frame" on when goalkeeper Loris Karius could be restored to the Liverpool starting line-up.

The 23-year-old was dropped for the Reds' 3-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Wednesday following his recent blunders against Bournemouth and West Ham, with Simon Mignolet replacing him. 

Mignolet, starting in the Premier League for the first time since September 16, did his chances of further first-team inclusion no harm, producing a fine save to deny Middlesbrough midfielder Viktor Fischer.

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Following victory at the Riverside, Klopp said he expected Karius to bounce back from the disappointment of being left out and also hailed him as a "great talent". 

"I'm really happy with our goalkeeping situation. We have three outstanding young goalkeepers so the goalkeeping situation at Liverpool is really good, and that's why there's no reason to push one through," the Liverpool manager said.

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"We want to develop the players. We don't want to convince people that he's not bad, we are fine with our boys. 

"Loris is very young and a great talent and everything will be very good in the end but there is no time-frame for when he will be back."

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