This is a little disappointing, especially at this stage of the season.
According to James Pearce in the Echo, Loris Karius has already done enough for Liverpool to change our summer transfer plans in regards to recruiting a new keeper.
We looked all set to go big for a new no.1 after Simon Mignolet was axed, but six weeks of Karius has changed Jurgen Klopp’s mind.
Pearce says that Klopp’s primary option was to stick with the German anyway and after a decent spell, that’s what he’s going to do in 2018/19.
“It’s telling that Liverpool have made contact with the representatives of Alisson to inform them not to expect a bid for the Roma keeper,” he said. “The Reds have been watching the Brazil international closely and rate him highly, but an asking price of around £80million – more than double the world record fee for a keeper – has put them off.”
We think such a decision has been made prematurely. Karius should have to at least maintain his decent form until the end of the season for the club to ignore a phenomenal keeper such as Alisson.
The Brazilian is world-class and at EOTK, we think it’s this kind of stopper we need between our sticks.
Obviously, we’d be delighted if Karius proved us wrong, but in reality, the 24-year-old only got into the side mid-January.
Has his audition really been long or successful enough?