In case you missed it earlier today, we’ve been dealt a cruel, cruel blow with the news that new goalie Loris Karius could be out of action until October with a broken hand.
It’s a bitter blow for both Klopp – who clearly wanted to build the defence around his new stopper – and the player himself, who gave up on his Olympics dream to stay with the squad and make sure he could start the new season between the sticks.
The injury occurred after a freak collision with Dejan Lovren in Wednesday night’s friendly loss against Chelsea in California.
Fans are dismayed, with some even going as far as to call for Alex Manninger to start the season in goal!
Here’s what they’ve been saying on Twitter:
I would rather have Manninger in goal than Mignolet to be honest #LFC
— Ville Ilonen (@VilleIlonen) July 29, 2016
Karius out for 10 weeks? Kill me now.
— Conall Costello (@ConallCostello9) July 29, 2016
swear i’d rather have manninger in goal until karius returns. can’t watch mignolet playing footy anymore
— Djafu (@DjafuMerseyside) July 29, 2016
So Karius is injured. You know what to do Mignolet
— K (@Mediocampoo) July 29, 2016
Scenes when Manninger gets the nod over Mignolet against Arsenal for the premiere. #LFC
— Dennis Carlsson (@11DennisC) July 29, 2016
We should be happy we have mignolet to cover for karius, it could have been Bodgan or Ward. ????
— LFCfreak (@desxweezy) July 29, 2016
Karius gone. Good for Mignolet. Manninger isn’t too bad either. Liverpool might have the best back up in the PL right now. Nice job, Klopp!
— Tobias Hult (@TobiasHult) July 29, 2016
Imagine if Mignolet gets injured and we have to play Manninger for like 2 months ?
— Aidan Emmett (@AidanEmmett123) July 29, 2016
Can we just play Alex Manninger, seriusly dont think we’d be any Worse off, Mignolet is so so Shit?
— Kop-Ice (@kopice86) July 29, 2016