This is good to see.
Liverpool are rallying around Loris Karius, who’s clearly struggling right now.
The German stopper is keeping his spot for the Middlesbrough clash tomorrow evening, and after Jurgen Klopp announced his public backing yesterday, Sadio Mane has weighed in too.
“Everybody knows this is football and (criticism) can happen. We always train together and know his quality, what he can do to help the team,” Mane told the Echo.
“I think he will keep doing his best for the team and do his best for the next game and keep helping so what is behind is behind.
“I think in football everybody gets this kind of criticism. The reaction is more important now.”
Some fans will argue that the West Ham game was his chance to bounce back from the Bournemouth capitulation, but either way, Karius will get another opportunity at the Riverside.
Simon Mignolet is waiting patiently in the wings, but he’ll have to continue that wait as Klopp is not going to change his mind on Liverpool’s keepers, says Paul Joyce in the Times.
The spotlight on Karius has never been brighter, with the likes of Jamie Carragher, the Neville brothers and even Klopp embroiled in a war of words regarding the criticism of, fairly or unfairly, of the 23-year-old.
We desperately hope he proves his doubters wrong and Klopp right in the coming games. As there’ll be no forgiveness should he cost Liverpool anymore points directly in the games leading up to Christmas.