The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to Loris Karius, who took to Twitter with the single word, ‘Matchday’. The Reds have been responding to their German shot-stopper’s tweet, wishing him well ahead of the biggest game of the season for the Anfield faithful. A big performance is key tonight as Liverpool find themselves just three wins away from their sixth Champions League/European Cup trophy.
— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) 24 April 2018
Karius’ recent form has been what the fans expect of a goalkeeper wearing the Liver bird on their shirt. Earlier in the season and throughout the 2016/17 season, Karius and Simon Mignolet had both come under criticism for falling short of expectations. This season though, the German has usurped Mignolet and stepped up to the plate, with Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson enjoying superb debut seasons also playing a part in the club’s defensive resurgence this year.
The fans will be hoping that their club’s backline can continue in the way they’ve been performing recently, barring the 2-2 draw to West Brom on Saturday. Karius faces the job of keeping Roma’s Edin Dzeko, Cengiz Under, Stephan El Sharawaay and Radja Nainggolan all quiet tonight as Jurgen Klopp’s side will be hoping to get a solid lead to take to the Stadio Olimpico next week. The Kopites will be aiming to get the job done tonight, but there’s no doubting that it won’t be easy for Liverpool.
You can read the fans’ responses to Karius’ tweet here:
Just be the Karius we’ve come to fall in love with these past few months
— Firmino’s Mistress°° (@daaviAdzo) 24 April 2018
Boss it out there tonight Loris
— (@BeardedSalah) 24 April 2018
Clean sheet essential.
— AnfieldUrchin (@AnfieldUrchin) April 24, 2018
Clean sheet in coming. #YNWA .
— Duece #YNWA96 (@KestonSmith1) April 24, 2018
Best of luck tonight big man
— ANDY (@ANDYC7575) 24 April 2018
— Kevin (@KevOrf_5) April 24, 2018
— RAGU (@ragu4403) 24 April 2018