Jurgen Klopp reacts to Loris Karius’ performance in Liverpool’s 4-3 loss at Bournemouth
The Liverpool manager isn't concerned about Loris Karius despite the goalkeeper's poor performance at Bournemouth
Jurgen Klopp insists he isn’t concerned about Loris Karius despite the goalkeeper’s erratic performance in Liverpool’s 4-3 loss to Bournemouth.
The summer signing’s poor handling led to Nathan Ake’s winner in added time at the Vitality Stadium after the German shot stopper had been unconvincing throughout the 90 minutes.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher admitted that Karius has done very little to convince the Champions League winner that he has the quality to succeed at the Merseyside club.
Klopp signed the former Manchester City youth goalkeeper in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga outfit Mainz in the summer to make the shot stopper the first of his seven summer signings.
Speaking at his post-match media conference after Liverpool’s 4-3 loss to Bournemouth, Klopp refused to criticise his number one goalkeeper.
“If you made mistakes, you get criticised – that’s the life and there is absolutely no problem,” Klopp said.
“If you have quality, you will get stronger from it. I respect and accept everything you will say about us today and if you want to say we are blind, silly, not good enough, whatever, do it.
“It has no influence on what I think about my team. You can write it, you can read it, and then we go on. That’s all. Of course we made mistakes today.
“If we don’t finish, if we miss chances, [does it mean] we don’t have good strikers? No, we have good strikers. The last goal [Nathan Ake’s] was not the most lucky situation for a goalkeeper.
“If Loris had made a real, decent save, I would have wished for it but it says nothing about him as a goalkeeper. It only happened and now we go on.”
Karius was named as Liverpool’s number one following his summer switch to the Premier League.
Second-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet helped the Reds book their place in the EFL Cup last four last week.