The Liverpool fans were absolutely delighted in the Transfer Tavern last night after their side continued their excellent record against Manchester City at Anfield.
Manchester City have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield since 2003, and on the basis of Liverpool’s performance yesterday, it is easy to see why that’s the case. Jurgen Klopp’s side looked sharper and hungrier from the minute go, and they forced Man City to work extremely hard whilst they were in possession – a feat that the majority of clubs have failed to achieve against Guardiola’s City slickers all season.
There were plenty of standout performances in Liverpool red that were worthy of a special mention, but the performance of Lorius Karius in goal was not one of them.
In truth, and perhaps to the surprise of some, Karius didn’t have all that much to do despite the fact Liverpool conceded three goals.
However, the German goalkeeper was guilty of being beaten at his near post for City’s equaliser in the first half, despite getting his hand to the ball of Sane’s thumping strike.
Karius’ mistake has served to further strengthen the calls from Liverpool fans who are urging Klopp to sign a new goalkeeper this month.
And judging by the response on Twitter, it seems that Stoke City’s Jack Butland is the supporters choice for Liverpool’s next goalkeeping acquisition.
Here’s what the Liverpool fans had to say about the potential of signing Jack Butland this month…
Why don’t Liverpool just sign Jack Butland? Or is that too simple?
— Lee Tranter (@tranter_lee) January 14, 2018
We really need to go all out on a goalkeeper. Things haven't worked out for karius leave him as the understudy, I'd go and sign jack butland
— Raz (@razxtank) January 14, 2018
Can we sign jack butland now @LFC
— Evan Robinson (@EvanRobinson33) January 14, 2018
— Rock Stead (@e2_edward) January 14, 2018
Still amazed Liverpool have not tried to sign Jack Butland yet?!?? Mignolet is suspect but Karius is just a log! /p>— ryan james hitchin (@HitchinRyan) January 14, 2018
Liverpool have lost the plot if they dont go sign jack butland. Keepers r shocking
— Alfie Mills (@Alfiemills88) January 14, 2018
Not arsed who plays in goal. Neither are good enough. I'd love us to try to sign Butland or Schmeichel. #LFC
— Matt B. (@MatthewBeardmo3) January 14, 2018
Butland is the man for Liverpool surely. Would cost many many £££'s but @LFC have some of that in abudance now. Sign him up now Liverpool
— Andrew Jolly (@JollyMK) January 14, 2018
Life after Philippe in typical LFC fashion. Just hope we sign a Keeper in the mould of somebody like Jack Butland during the summer #LIVMCI
— Callum Thompson (@c_thommo) January 14, 2018
They definitely miss Van Dijk. Although the goalkeeping issue won't go away. I've been saying they should sign a keeper like Butland. Wasted at Stoke in my opinion.
— Jamie Smith (@Jamie_Smith0) January 14, 2018