Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool FC update on Loris Karius following latest mistake
The Liverpool FC manager gives an update on Loris Karius following his latest mistake in a 3-2 win over Tranmere on Tuesday night
Jurgen Klopp was quick to play down Loris Karius’ latest mistake in Liverpool FC’s 3-2 win against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday evening.
The German shot stopper has returned to pre-season training following his forgettable performance in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Karius inadvertently rolled the ball into the path of Karim Benzema to allow the France international to break the deadlock in the European showpiece.
The former Manchester City youth star fumbled Gareth Bale’s long-range shot into his own net for Real Madrid’s third goal to help los Blancos win the competition for a third successive season.
Karius has failed to convince in the Liverpool FC goal since his £4.7m move to the Reds from Bundesliga side Mainz 05 in the 2016 summer transfer window.
The German goalkeeper appeared to have made some improvements in the second half of the 2017-18 season but his mistake in the Champions League has eroded the fans’ remaining confidence in his abilities.
Karius was caught on camera making a mistake during the warm up ahead of Liverpool FC’s 7-0 win over Chester City last week before his latest fumble resulted in a goal for Tranmere on Tuesday night.
However, Klopp was quick to leap to the defence of his number one in his post-match interview with the media at Tranmere.
“Nobody likes that goal, but if we talk about the second goal – I think it was Millie’s fault together with Chirivella,” Klopp said.
“Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was bigger? I would say the mistake of the two boys, but we don’t talk about it.
“Loris concedes that goal, but we cannot start a story always after each mistake.
“Mistakes will happen; I don’t like it, he doesn’t like it, but it will happen, so let’s carry on and make the best of all these situations by learning from them. That’s how it is.”