Loris Karius Makes Another Howler For Liverpool Against Tranmere

Tanya Simon
July 11, 2018

Jürgen Klopp defended Loris Karius' actions after he made another blunder in goal in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers.

Liverpool, for now, look like they will enter the season without signing a first-choice shot-stopper, with a deal for Roma's Brazilian global Alisson Becker proving hard to negotiate.

Karius, though, is the man in the spotlight, and given the high-profile nature of his errors in Kiev, that will remain the case for some time yet - something Klopp is well aware of. We had more chances to score, but then we conceded the goals, which is not nice.

But after Karius was introduced at the interval he was beaten twice as the hosts battled back into the game, the German goalkeeper at fault for the first of their goals.

"We can not change that". "Mistakes will happen. I don't like it, you don't like it, he doesn't like it but they do happen so let's carry on and make the best of all these situations to learn from it".

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Liverpool are understood to be tracking a number of goalkeepers. That you [the media] do what you do, we have to deal with it.

'Two brilliant footballers make mistakes but we only talk about one.

And Klopp replied: "You can all stop that immediately, promise?" I liked the second half as well because although we were not that ruthless maybe, we created a lot and played good football, came in the right spaces, last third not as good as first half but it was pretty good.

Liverpool had led 3-0 at half-time through goals from Rafael Camacho, Sheyi Ojo and Adam Lallana, making his first appearance of pre-season.

And the Liverpool manager maintained his support for the under-fire stopper after his mistake in the game with the newly-promoted League Two side.

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