Loris Karius sends reassuring message to Liverpool FC supporters about his confidence
The Liverpool FC goalkeeper insists he is feeling confident despite question marks surrounding his performances
Loris Karius insists he feels good in the Liverpool FC goal despite recent criticism of the German shot stopper.
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has made Karius his first-choice goalkeeper in 2018 after Simon Mignolet was dropped to the bench.
Both goalkeepers have struggled to make a starting spot their own over the past 18 months due to inconsistent performances.
Karius was signed in a £4.7m deal from Bundesliga side Mainz in 2016 and the 24-year-old was handed the number one shirt in a clear endorsement from Klopp.
However, he failed to seize his chance to thrive in the Liverpool FC goal in the 2016-17 campaign to result in his demotion to second choice.
But his compatriot Klopp has given Karius a second chance to establish himself as the club’s undisputed first-choice goalkeeper.
The former Manchester City shot stopper denied Harry Kane from the penalty spot last weekend despite conceding the spot-kick after he brought down the England international.
He received criticism from Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville for his positioning for Victor Wanyama’s wonder goal in the 2-2 stalemate.
However, Karius is adamant that he is feeling confident ahead of Liverpool FC’s clash against Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.
“It was difficult in the first half of the season but I didn’t do too bad,” Karius told the Liverpool Echo.
“I still had high quality games in the Champions League and I knew my chance would come in the Premier League.
“I went in and out of the team a bit but I showed the manager that when he needs me I’m there.
“Of course I was happy with the decision. You get more in a routine game by game but I know I need to keep performing.
“I’ve been working well on the training pitch. My head is right. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from last season and I feel good.”