Kamil Grabara recently made his debut coming on for Loris Karius in the 66th minute after the 6ft 2½ German had little to do. Grabara played 24 minutes as Klopp’s reds saw out a routine 4-0 win over Micky Mellon’s Tranmere Rovers. So who exactly is the Polish stopper?
Grabara with Ruch Chorzow in 2016
Kamil Grabara joined Liverpool from Polish side Ruch Chorzow for a fee of £281,000 on January 15th, 2016. The 18 year old shot stopper was born on January 8th 1999 in Ruda Śląska, Poland. He played 1260 minutes during Liverpool U23’s Premier League 2 Campaign last (2016/17) Season conceding 19 goals in 14 appearances as then Liverpool U23’s manager Michael Beale guided the young reds to a 3rd place finish in the Premier League 2. Only the second ever Polish goalkeeper to feature for the reds, after 2005 Istanbul hero and fan favourite Jerzy Dudek, Grabara looks to have a positive future with Liverpool ahead of him. With Jürgen Klopp said to be a massive fan of the 18 year old.
With the 2017/18 season fast approaching, Klopp has made it clear that Simon Mignolet (Belgium), Loris Karius (Germany), and Danny Ward (Wales), Will be his three first team keepers. With Mignolet’s solid finish to the season, Loris Karius’ ever improving performances in the FA and EFL Cups and Danny Ward’s more than impressive season on loan under David Wagner at Huddersfield, Klopp is set to have one massive headache when it comes to picking a first choice keeper. Grabara is set to have another season improving under new U23’s manager Neil Critchley, who has taken over from Michael Beale as U23’s boss, leaving Liverpool Legend and local hero Steven Gerrard in charge of the U18’s.
Grabara sends out a long pass in a game for Liverpool U23’s during the 2016/17 season.
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