Liverpool fans here in the Tavern have been heavily critical of their goalkeepers in recent times, but the heroics of Loris Karius in Sunday’s clash saved a point for the Reds.
The Reds have suffered a mid-season blip after having their 18-game unbeaten streak snapped has seen them lose two of their last four games, something that the local Liverpudlians are suffering to adjust to.
However, one thing that manager Jurgen Klopp has been able to bring away in recent times is a new and improved goalkeeper, as Simon Mignolet continues to be kept at bay by Loris Karius. Indeed, just as criticism was at its highest with this season’s mistakes relying heavily on the shoulders of the ‘keepers, Klopp’s fellow countryman has stepped up to the mark as he looks set to make the No.1 position his very own.
And, his pledge for a permanent place in the future of Liverpool Football Club received a huge boost after his Super Sunday heroics, as the 24-year-old managed to read the eyes of England’s most prolific striker Harry Kane to save the day for the Reds. Which later went on to see Liverpool’s Twitter account share a quote from the German, as he gave an insight into his thinking behind saving the penalty.
"I made the decision to stand up in the middle and react and it paid off."
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 5, 2018
Following the club’s post, fans were quick to congratulate their hard-working goalkeeper for his efforts, as they look to have a new favourite in-between the sticks at Anfield.
Nevertheless, here’s a look at exactly the kind of reaction fans gave off on social media…
The amount of balls it takes to just stand still is immense and should be acknowledged. Especially considering Karius' situation.
— Anfield CH (@OnTomas) February 5, 2018
Didn't know we'd activated Oblak's release clause
— Callúm (@FirminoRxle) February 5, 2018
Solid performance yesterday
— Josh (@IbeGottaFeeling) February 5, 2018
AmaIng decision to make him first choice goalkeeper
— samie (@samiejonesxx) February 5, 2018
Ter Stegen in the making
— R E Z I N H O (@mo_reza) February 5, 2018
He'll only get better with time… German #1 by 2020…
— kamar bentley (@bentleykbentley) February 5, 2018
Growing into the position 2 more years of extremely hard work and consistency and he will be classified amongst the namers of neuer and de gea as well as buffon
— Andre Oberholster (@AndreOberholst1) February 5, 2018
Brilliant work by @LorisKarius yesterday. Hope he builds on this performance and keeps getting because God know we'll need him to perform for the top 4.
— Nasir Nawaaz (@_keepingitreel) February 5, 2018