Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Klopp rallies behind Karius after pre-season blunder

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Cary Erickson | 11 July, 2018, 19:42

Liverpool's No.1 stopper made another howler in pre-season as the Reds took on Tranmere Rovers in their second warm-up game this summer.

Already, however, Klopp has been made to look foolish for thinking Karius can overcome his failures as the 25-year-old failed to deal with a sweetly struck strike against Tranmere, allowing the Rovers to score from the rebound.

Afterwards, Klopp was quick to point out Karius wasn't the only one who erred on the night.

"Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was the bigger?"

When Karius made two awful mistakes in the Champions League final, supporters were furious and the last month and a half has been a process of trying to forgive the German even if forgetting is not an option.

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Klopp said that Karius will be heavily scrutinised by the media and fans until he can string together some consistent performances for the club but that the media can help by stop asking about his obvious mistakes.

"We need to make the most of the situation and learn".

"You all can stop them immediately". You never ask again, that would be one little step.

"It [criticism] will probably happen for a while until he has a few fantastic games, that is how the situation is", he said. I saw this situation 500 times in my life: "the ball hits his chest but what can you do?" Our job is to support Loris, that's our part of the deal.

Liverpool are understood to be tracking a number of goalkeepers. The German goalkeeper played 45 minutes at Prenton Park.

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