Jamie Carragher: New Liverpool signing can learn from David De Gea
The Liverpool legend tells Loris Karius to look at David De Gea's transformation at Manchester United
Jamie Carragher says Loris Karius should take heart from David De Gea’s transormation at Manchester United after an unsteady start to his Liverpool career.
The Germany Under-21 international hasn’t looked comfortable in his first three Premier League games after the summer signing made his Liverpool debut in a 5-1 win against Hull City last month.
Karius was noticeably edgy during Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Swansea City before the international break.
The Liverpool shot stopper misjudged a cross and a pass during Monday night’s tense goalless draw with United.
At the other end of the pitch at Anfield, United number one De Gea was a contender for man of the match after he denied Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho with two magnificent saves.
However, Carragher was quick to point out that the Spain international struggled to cope with the Premier League’s robust football in his first season at Old Trafford following a £19m move from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
“The only saving grace is that it is very early on. Loris Karius needs a lot of time,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“David De Gea – who we were very close to giving him man of the match – cost Manchester United the league [in 2011/12]. He has now become the best goalkeeper in the word.
“It is early stages and he looks very nervous. Simon Mignolet creates a bit of nervousness in the stadium. I felt that [the nervousness on Monday night] was caused by Loris Karius.
“He is still to convince. It is still early days. The one thing he should be looking at his the fella at the other end [De Gea] and the problems he had when he first came.”
Karius was signed in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga side Mainz in the summer transfer window as competition for Simon Mignolet.