Liverpool sign up Simon Mignolet competition in first of summer deals
The Anfield club confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Loris Karius this afternoon.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius for £4.7million.
Press Association Sport understands the 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract.
He has taken the number one shirt as it is understood the German asked for that number - current first-choice Simon Mignolet is 22 - and manager Jurgen Klopp agreed he could have it.
Karius will provide much-needed competition for Mignolet, whose position has not been threatened since arriving three years ago despite a number of unconvincing performances.
The goalkeeper is Klopp's third signing since taking over in October, having secured deals in January for Schalke centre-back Joel Matip and Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic to join this summer.