The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing their club’s German shot-stopper, Loris Karius. The young ‘keeper has kept eight clean sheets in his 15 games since usurping Simon Mignolet as Liverpool’s number one and after a string of promising displays, he looks like he could go on to become one of the great Liverpool number ones.
Yesterday’s result made it eight clean sheets in the 15 games since Loris Karius replaced Simon Mignolet as no.1
Been a big critic of his since he joined, but there’s no denying the improvement pic.twitter.com/wbWhp2Malw
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 8 April 2018
Karius signed for Liverpool at the start of the 2016/17 season to rival Mignolet, although neither of the two ‘keepers could provide Klopp with a reason to make either of them the outstanding first choice. Both of the men looked dodgy between the sticks and didn’t help the stigma that Liverpool were soft at the back. Fast forward 18 months and the picture has changed. Virgil van Dijk has come in and secured the Reds’ backline and looks to have given Karius some confidence in the process as the German has started to come into his own.
A World Cup place for Karius looks a long way away though, despite his recent good fortunes. The route to Germany’s place between the sticks is always difficult and even injury currently keeping Manuel Neuer out, Karius has the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ralf Fahrmann, Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp contending for the spot. The German will most likely be watching on as his nation’s 4th or 5th choice stopper, although that won’t stop him from making a late push for the spot as he continues to shine on Merseyside.
You can read our local Kopites’ verdict on Karius’ recent form here:
Gotta look at his involvement in the games not just reaults.
only 1 save yday – good tho
0 on Wednesday
there has been a pattern perhaps twinned with VVD tightening us up?
His distribution isn't great but & he was at fault for Palace pen
He has improved but still a risk IMO
— Bonsey (@1BonZ) April 8, 2018
He was never given an extended run. Now that he has he's looking good. De Gea was very shaky for the first season and look at him now!
— Neil Quinn (@quinn_neil) April 8, 2018
— Amit Thakur (@i_amit_thakur) April 8, 2018
It’s almost as if Klopp knows more then us
— Morsy (@ChrisMors1) 8 April 2018
Need more games, much like previously he had at Mainz, then we'll see his true potential.
— IwanSTJ (@stj_iwan) April 9, 2018
Karius is improving day by day
— Zionsamuel (@zionsamuel20) April 8, 2018
There was a reason why he was originally bought to replace Mignolet in the first place…
— Greg (@Gregz0r) 8 April 2018
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