Loris Karius took the brunt of the blame for Liverpool’s defeat to Real Madrid in last season’s Champions League final.
The goalkeeper made two massive errors that led to goals for Los Blancos in their 3-1 triumph in Kiev.
It swiftly became clear that manager Jurgen Klopp needed a new shot-stopper, and he found a world-class one in the summer market.
Brazil’s number one Alisson arrived from Roma for around £66m and instantly ousted Karius, who signed for Besiktas on loan.
The German has made six appearances in all competitions and in that time has conceded six goals and kept one clean sheet.
On Thursday night in the Europa League, Karius made headlines for fluffing a save against Malmo.
The on-loan Liverpool keeper failed to stop the ball from sneaking in at the near post following a deflected cross.
That’s not what Loris Karius needed ?
The Besiktas keeper misjudges a cross and the ball loops into his front post… pic.twitter.com/ytKvEx67lt
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 4, 2018
In the end, Besiktas lost 2-0 on away soil, and on Twitter, plenty of Liverpool fans commented on Karius’s mistake.
Some had sympathy for the keeper, while others couldn’t help but mock.
Karius…we’ll be lucky to get even a pound for him#LFC
— Man of Justice (@SuperGops) October 5, 2018
Absolutely baffles me how touchy ‘super fans’ get over Karius. The guy single handedly threw away a whole seasons work for the 6th champions league trophy.
He’s gone on loan and is still making howlers every week, he’s a good shot stopper, nothing else.
— LFC_000 (@LFC_000) October 5, 2018
Karius up to his old tricks I see, I am sooooooo glad we got rid of him. Alisson has started amazing, can’t compare over just a few games but he looks the real deal. The best keeper we’ve had since Pepe.
— Dale LFC (@dedlongford) October 5, 2018
Oops he did it again! ??? #karius
— ? ليفربولي عنيد #YNWA ? (@SuL_LFC) October 5, 2018
Feel sorry for karius another big mistake. Things just not happening for him
— seejay lfc 2018 (@carlosjohno) October 4, 2018
Just seen the Karius mistake, kills me?
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) October 4, 2018
If I were Karius I’d stick to modeling instead.
— Rollins (@BassamLFC) October 4, 2018
— Usman (@usmankop) October 4, 2018