Liverpool fans can’t get away from goalkeepers having shockers and Alisson Becker proved that against Leicester City on Saturday. However, it could be worse as their on-loan German shot-stopper, Loris Karius made his debut for Besiktas over the weekend and made a blunder of his own, which you can see on Empire of the Kop here, and the fans are far from surprised.
Karius in the news already… https://t.co/Sj8t4cDtcc
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 3 September 2018
Karius made a superb stop for his new club in the first half of his debut away at Bursaspor. However, the German went from hero to zero when he left his line late on in the game to claim a cross. One of his defenders in front of him caused confusion and both Karius and the man in front of him were left helpless as ex-West Ham striker, Diafra Sakho wheeled off in celebration.
Whilst it’s hard to solely pin the blame on the young goalkeeper, that’s exactly what a lot of people are doing are the German will always be struggling to get away from his blunders. It’s likely that he’ll never be forgotten for his errors in a Liverpool shirt and if he does eventually return to the Liverpool squad after his two-year loan with the Turkish club then he’ll be desperate to show the fans what he’s capable of.
You can read The Reds’ verdict on Karius’ Besiktas debut here:
" Karius makes great save, but at fault for goal" Groundhog Day.
— Dave Wood (@liverpoolimages) September 3, 2018
Terrible mistake when he had a defender in front of him, he should have stayed on his line. School boy error
— Fergal Flaherty (@fergalflaherty) September 3, 2018
Calamitous @LorisKarius , Misfortunes keep following him
— Andrew (@Andruvok) September 3, 2018
He is a great shot stopper but not a sweeper material
— Arief FG (@agoomilar) September 3, 2018
Well that sums him up perfectly
— Official England Propaganda (@TheLank33) 3 September 2018
we got rid of himat the right time.. Clearly not good enough for EPL and now seems not good enough for the Turkish league. Maybe he needs to go to Sunday League pub teams?
— Pete_C (@PeteC16977390) September 3, 2018
In fairness defender should've cleared not much Loris can do without giving away a penalty
— Jøseph (@ftblJoseph) September 3, 2018
The fans are keen to see Karius improve in Turkey and will be loving it he can regain some form and return to the club to take his place between the sticks back, however unlikely that may be.