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.
Can't believe Germany's 3rd goalie spot hasn't gone to our mate Karius over some lad called Mr Lemo
— Tom (@tmanning24492) May 15, 2018
Germany could have taken Karius instead of Trapp who’s barely played this season bottling nazi’s
— Jack (@Jackinho666) May 15, 2018
Karius getting 4th in the Premier League and to the UCL final but still not even being Germany’s fourth choice is a joke
— Jay (@DeadlyDejan11) May 15, 2018
No Karius😂😂😂😂 do they want to lose the world cup https://t.co/h4sgZ4rpDK
— XS (@SeulmentFirmino) May 15, 2018
Karius should have made the squad.
— Nikhil (@ranjan_rants) May 15, 2018
Imre Chan is not called to the first German national team list for the 2018 World Cup. I can Deal with that
But Karius ??????? Why ?????
Karius is better then Trapp,Leno and ter STEGEN
He clearly didn't see Ter stegen recent match vs Karius recent Match
Karius is Legend
— Sidi➰🇺🇦 (@sidipyrex23) May 15, 2018
oh my god Trapp is going to the world cup instead of our boy Karius , what a joke https://t.co/4NQDsjxC6Q
— Ibrahim (@IbrahimOsama_) May 15, 2018
Joachim has earned himself a huge L, Karius had to be on that plane to Russia. Goddamn! Neuer hasn't played for a year! Trapp? Seriously? Imagine not selecting the guy who is gonna win the Golden Glove in CL
— viggie (@BertSnakehxle) May 15, 2018