Liverpool fans looked on in horror as they fell victim to another goalkeeping howler this afternoon – and a lot of the club’s supporters seem to have an idea who’d be the perfect No.1.
To the surprise of many, Lorius Karius was chosen ahead of Simon Mignolet for the visit of Manchester City today, and it wasn’t long before the unconvincing German was in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons once again.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has fired Liverpool in-front brilliantly at the Kop End after jut nine minutes, but Leroy Sane levelled things up before half-time by somehow managing to catch Karius out at his near post.
It was a firm and precise effort – but surely an elite goalkeeper should be saving this?
Neither Mignolet or Karius are good enough to be Liverpool’s first goalkeeper. pic.twitter.com/7oEFfe3FLY
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) January 14, 2018
A mere glance at social media shows that Reds supporters have seen enough of Karius and Mignolet, and they’re desperate for Jurgen Klopp to break the bank for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.
The Slovakian is rumoured to have a massive buy-out clause – but that isn’t putting off this lot:
— abdul wahab (@dat_ab) January 14, 2018
Trigger Jan Oblak's 100 million release clause
— Rab (@NorthCuntryBoy) January 14, 2018
I've been all for Karius getting a run but have to admit that's awful keeping.
— David Martinez (@DMARTINEZ_85) January 14, 2018
Sane didn't have a sniff all game until that Hollywood ball. Gomez caught off guard for the goal but Karius at fault for not being able to stick his hand 6 inches to the right at his near post.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) January 14, 2018
It's official: karius is not better than mignolet. We need oblak
— Cindy™ (@Cindymonel) January 14, 2018
I refuse to believe Danny Ward is worse than either of Mignolet or Karius
— charlie (@__charliethomas) January 14, 2018
£4 mil to Augsburg Karius, £7 mil to Anderlecht Mignolet, €100 release clause for Oblak reckon that's sound.
— Josh (@PeoLFC) January 14, 2018
Need to go and bid for Oblak, who cares what he costs or what money he wants. If it takes a £100m bid then so be it. Worth it in the long run!
— Pat (@patfc91) January 14, 2018
Cash in £50M for Jan Oblak please @LFC
— yahya_easer (@yhisacr7) January 14, 2018
DDG saves that 9/10 times. We need Oblak
— MegaTron™ ⚽?? (@uTa_Ayas) January 14, 2018
Fucking hell I’ll chip in for Oblak’s buy out. I can put in about 0.001%
— Sam. (@KlippityKlopp12) January 14, 2018
Spend the Coutinho money on Oblak and Goalkeeper would be boxed for next 10 years! #LIVMCI
— Garry Thornton (@Thorno77) January 14, 2018
All he does is to model… get him out and sign Oblak for whatever price
— Virgil Van Dijk (@KingTBerry) January 14, 2018
Take the 140m in Coutinho money and give it all to Oblak, I wouldn't be mad.
— daniel (@StolphDarbeam) January 14, 2018
Just lob money at Oblak
— JFT96 ?????? (@BruiserRAWK) January 14, 2018
@LFC please sign a new keeper what we have is dog shit Oblak, Leno, Horn
— Luke Carey (@LukeStar100492) January 14, 2018
Pretty emphatic, eh?
Would Oblak solve a lot of Liverpool’s problems?