The 24-year-old has been installed as the Reds’ first-choice goalie, after beating off competition from Simon Mignolet earlier in the campaign, and there’s no question that he’s improved since arriving at Anfield.
But Karius definitely still has a mistake in him, as he showed in this evening’s Champions League semi-final second-leg against the Serie A giants in the Eternal City.
With Jurgen Klopp’s men winning 2-1 on the night, and 7-3 on aggregate, it looked like they were cruising towards the final, but they didn’t bank on Karius parrying a pretty tame shot straight into the path of the dangerous Edin Dzeko:
— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) May 2, 2018
As you can probably imagine, the unconvincing display from Karius prompted typical responses from Liverpool fans:
Karius needs to go
— Emily Williams (@McVeysBae_YT_) May 2, 2018
Is Karius capable of catching a football ? #askingforafriend
— Andy Backhouse (@andy_backhouse) May 2, 2018
Decent assist from Karius like
— Patrick Gaul (@PaddyGaul95) May 2, 2018
After watching the reply of the 2nd goal again it's terrible from Karius to palm it straight out to dzeko, why not put it out over the line
— Klopp on (@Kopitekav) May 2, 2018
My God We Need a world Class Keeper between our Sticks Bad Karius & Mignolet are both absolute Joke
— Justin Cole (@Glenda_46103) May 2, 2018
Can’t expect to win Champions League’s with Karius in goal. Simple mistakes.
— Henry Dall (@henrytdall) May 2, 2018
Karius has been dreadful since the second half. This is probably why he needs replacing in the summer.
— #RoadToKyiv (@dboetan7i) May 2, 2018
Lioris Karius is one dumb goalkeeper
— Henry Oteri Okeoghen (@HenryOteri2) May 2, 2018
What do you think of the goal, and the reaction from fans?
And do Liverpool need to replace him in the summer?