Liverpool fans hit out at Germany for not including Karius in World Cup squad

Loris Karius failed to get a look-in at Liverpool in the early stages of the season due to Simon Mignolet being ahead in the pecking order.

However, from the start of 2018, the goalkeeper’s fortunes changed as manager Jurgen Klopp handed him the number one role.

From that point on, Karius has been between the sticks, and he played a part in the Reds securing a top-four finish in the Premier League, as well as reaching the Champions League final.

The 24-year-old is expected to be in the first XI for what could be a very high-scoring showdown against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

In total, Karius has played in 32 games in all competitions this season for the Merseyside outfit and has kept 16 clean sheets.

On Tuesday, reigning world champions Germany announced their squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia, and there was no place for the Liverpool shot-stopper.

Instead, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp and Bernd Leno made the 27-man provision setup.

Liverpool fans were not impressed.