Loris Karius, Simon Mignolet competition good for Liverpool - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the competition for a starting berth between goalkeepers Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius is a good thing for the club.

Karius, who signed from Bundesliga side Mainz in the summer, has now fully recovered from a broken hand sustained during preseason and will hope to make his Reds debut soon after being named on the bench in Saturday's 4-1 win over Leicester City.

The German was brought to Liverpool to compete with Mignolet for the No. 1 jersey before his injury meant he would miss the start of the Premier League campaign.

Mignolet has played in all five of the club's matches this season and with Karius now ready for action, Klopp believes it is a positive that he has a selection headache on his hands.

"I knew when we signed Karius that we now have two really strong goalkeepers," he told Liverpool's official website. "That was the plan but unfortunately Loris broke the bone in his hand, which is not too cool for a goalkeeper.

"But he is now back. There is no pressure or something; that is the challenge and competition. In the end I want us all to be best friends, even when our best friends play in the same position.

"That's how it is, that's football, it's about performing. And we all have this pressure. I'm happy that Loris is back. He is a great, great character -- a really good guy -- and a real goalkeeper so that's good. I'm fine and if they all stay fit in this position, that's all I need."