Loris Karius may have usurped Simon Mignolet to be No. 1 at Liverpool, but where do the pair rank among the Premier League‘s best shot-stoppers?

Mignolet began the season as Jurgen Klopp‘s first choice but after a series of disappointing displays was replaced by Karius on the turn of the year.

Such has been the improvement seen in the Reds’ new starting goalkeeper that Klopp has reportedly cooled his interest in AS Roma’s Alisson.

Karius has kept five clean sheets in 11 league games this season, just two fewer than Mignolet’s record in 19 outings in the English top flight.

And according to FourFourTwo, the 24-year-old is performing considerably better than his elder counterpart in terms of their save percentage in 2017/18.

Of every goalkeeper to make five or more appearances in the Premier League so far this term, Mignolet has the second-worst rate (59.3%), ahead of only West Ham‘s Joe Hart (55.9%).

Meanwhile, Karius is among the top 10 stoppers in the league, ranked at No. 9, with a save rate of 68 percent:

Premier League’s Top 10 Goalkeepers (Save %)

  • 10. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) – 67.9%
  • 9. Loris Karius (Liverpool) – 68%
  • 8. Fraser Forster (Southampton) – 69.1%
  • 7. Karl Darlow (Newcastle) – 69.4%
  • 5=. Ederson (Man City) – 69.7%
  • 5=. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – 69.7%
  • 4. Mat Ryan (Brighton) – 70.1%
  • 3. Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) – 70.6%
  • 2. Nick Pope (Burnley) – 79.4%
  • 1. David de Gea (Man United) – 81.2%

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 14, 2017: Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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