Liverpool disappointing start to their Champions League campaign continued as they drew 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in Russia on Tuesday night, but Reds fans weren’t impressed with Loris Karius’ performance between the sticks.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has already confirmed that the German goalkeeper will be starting the Merseyside outfit’s Champions League matches with Simon Mignolet preferred in the Premier League and domestically, but he hardly did his chances of competing for the number one spot any good with the goal he conceded in the Russian capital.
Fernando gave the hosts the lead with a 23rd minute free-kick, but there is no doubt that Karius could have done better in trying to keep the ball out of his net.
It means that the 24-year-old has conceded 19 goals in 19 appearances for the Reds, including two in their previous European encounter against Sevilla at Anfield earlier this month.
Liverpool supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some described him simply as “rubbish”, others believe he is “not good enough” to play for the club.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Loris Karius is a rubbish goalkeeper. #LFC
— David McIlroy (@david_mcilroy) September 27, 2017
Hands up if anyone anywhere has actually seen Karius make a save….#LFC
— Phil Johnston (@PJohno84) September 27, 2017
Mr Klopp should retreat on his decision playing Karius in the CL its going to cost us. On this rate EL is waiting us #lfc
— MADO (@MADeveci17) September 27, 2017
Thoughts on last night
1. Karius is not good enough
2. Firmino needs a rest
3. Ward must be thinking WTF
4. It is not a disaster#LFC
— Jules (@julescamoore) September 27, 2017
Overall, Klopp's buys have been a majority success, but he has bought a total duffer in Karius, simply not good enough for #LFC
— Paul Austin (@PaulBigpaulie) September 27, 2017
— TD (@DyerThomas) September 27, 2017
— Abdulmalik Muhammad (@Abdulmalik_ll) September 26, 2017
Karius is shocking by the way. He's had plenty of opportunities and not once has he impressed. Dreadful for the free kick. A liability. #LFC
— Jay Graham (@jaygrahamuk) September 26, 2017
LORIS KARIUS IS ABSOLUTELY USELESS #LFC
— Daniel (@BenvenutoDanie1) September 27, 2017