Ian Wright reveals biggest problem with Liverpool’s goalkeepers
The Arsenal legend explains the big problem with Liverpool goalkeepers Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet
Ian Wright believes the biggest problem with Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet is their inability to make match-winning saves.
The Reds slumped to a 4-3 defeat by Bournemouth for the first time in their history on Sunday afternoon after the Merseyside outfit twice surrendered a two-goal cushion.
Jurgen Klopp’s summer signing Karius was heavily criticised for his performance at the Vitality Stadium after he made two mistakes during the seven-goal thriller.
The Germany Under-21 international was signed in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga outfit Mainz in the summer transfer window to rival Simon Mignolet for a starting spot.
Karius has established himself as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper despite a series of nervous performances in goal.
Belgium international Mignolet has also been criticised for his erratic displays under Brendan Rodgers and current boss Klopp.
Examining Liverpool’s current goalkeeping options, Wright told BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show:
“Matip and Lovren are good enough with Henderson and Can in front of them.
“With a good goalkeeper, when you do get breached he can make good saves and win you games. They make winning saves.
“I don’t think Mignolet or Karius make winning saves. Karius looks very nervous and doesn’t give me confidence.”