Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Loris Karius, has been widely criticised for his poor performances this season. The 4-3 defeat against Bournemouth, where Liverpool were 3-1 up with less than 15 minutes to play, saw the goalie get plenty of stick.
Jamie Carragher was not impressed at all with the goalkeeper and claimed that he hasn’t done anything this season to show he’s good enough to be the club’s #1.
This goalkeeper is yet to convince me in any game he’s played that he’s of the required standard. It’s early days but there needs to be a massive improvement. He hasn’t done anything in those game he played that’s impressed me.
Following the 2-2 home draw against Liverpool, Carragher yet again had less than kind words to say about Karius.
This week defending across the Premier League has been absolutely embarrassing. My advice to Karius would be to shut up and do your job. Karius’ confidence is all over the place, he does the hokey-cokey when he comes out for the second goal and then he freezes.
Gary Neville was one of the many others to comment on how poor Karius has been, leading Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to have a dig. He conveniently ignores everything Carragher has said though.
First of all my job is to protect the players as much as I can but I am not in the pitch so I cannot go with them. Criticism from outside is normal, for me, the players, the goalkeeper. I am not surprised about it. In my very first press conference I spoke a little bit about the English media. Obviously most of you enjoy this harsh part.
The pundits, former players most of them, forgot completely how it felt when they got criticised. Especially the Neville brothers; the one who was the manager he obviously should know that too much criticism never helps. But he is not interested in helping a Liverpool player I can imagine, but that makes the things he says not make more sense. He showed he struggled with the job to judge players so why do we let him talk about players on television?
I don’t listen to them. I am pretty sure Carra doesn’t speak too positively about Man United players. Obviously the Neville brothers don’t like Liverpool, I have no problem and if they can cause bigger problems than we have already they have tried. By the way, you can tell him [Gary] I am not on Twitter so if he wants to tell me something Twitter doesn’t help.