LIVERPOOL goalkeeper Loris Karius made his return between the posts tonight – but fans are still worried.
The German goalkeeper suffered two massive errors in the Red’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.The 25-year-old first rolled the ball in Karim Benzema’s path before spilling Gareth Bale’s strike. Reports emerged of the goalkeeper suffering concussion after a collision with Sergio Ramos but it did not stop him being ridiculed.Karius has returned to the squad for pre-season – and his bad luck has not stopped.
“He shouldn’t be put in the position where he is expected to stand between those two posts”
Footage has emerged of Liverpool’s match against Tranmere Rovers, a warm-up for the new season. In a clip on Twitter, Tranmere are taking a free kick outside the penalty box.As it is driven in with force, Karius tries to catch the ball but it bounces off his chest. A Tranmere striker quickly jabs the ball in as the helpless goalkeeper scrambles for the ball.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius spilt a free kick in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere
But the Anfield faithful were more concerned with his health. “We can’t afford to risk him,” one fan wrote.Another added: “He shouldn’t be put in the position where he is expected to stand between those two posts.“It’s just now right. Concussion can take months to recover from.”
Liverpool transfer news: Five potential replacements for Loris Karius next season
LIVERPOOL will surely look to replace Loris Karius next season – but which goalkeepers could they turn to?
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Alisson (Roma) – Reportedly Liverpool’s preferred replacement for Karius, the Brazilian enjoyed an impressive season at Roma in 2017/18 but could come at a hefty price
While a third simply said: “How hard did Ramos hit him?”This comes as a Reds forward signed a new deal at Anfield.While fans took the chance to mock Arsenal’s announcement video of Lucas Torreira.