Ian Wright: This is the difference between Liverpool signing and David De Gea
The Arsenal legend explains why Loris Karius and Claudio Bravo are struggling in the Premier League
Ian Wright doesn’t believe Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is capable of making match-winning saves like his Premier League rivals Petr Cech, Thibaut Courtois, David De Gea and Hugo Lloris.
The Reds signed Karius in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer transfer window as Jurgen Klopp looked to improve his goalkeeping options at the Anfield outfit.
However, the Germany Under-21 international has attracted criticism for his inconsistent performances in the Liverpool side, including a handling error to lead to Nathan Ake’s winner in Bournemouth’s 4-3 win over Klopp’s men.
Karius was heavily criticised for his performance in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon after the German goalkeeper failed to keep out Dimitri Payet’s free-kick in the first half.
Former Arsenal striker Wright explained the difference between Karius and his Premier League rivals Cech, Courtois, De Gea and Lloris.
“I don’t see Bravo or Karius making those match-winning saves that keep you in games and make you win matches. The other four – Courtois, Cech, Lloris and De Gea – those four can make match-winning saves,” Wright told BBC Radio Five Live.
Liverpool signed seven players in the summer transfer window, including Karius.
The Reds haven’t won the Premier League title.