This is a mighty interesting claim from Dom King in the Daily Mail, and one that actually makes complete sense to us.
He has reported that Liverpool’s players forgave Loris Karius for his Champions League Final errors, but that they lost respect for him afterwards due to the goalkeeper’s actions on social media.
When Karius should have focussed entirely on self-improvement, he was making egotistical Instagram videos – which after what happened in Kiev – was hard to take for fans and obviously his team-mates as well.
“Slowly but surely, his actions led to trust being eroded and, for some, the video he posted to Instagram in July of him exercising and eating ice cream in California was the final straw…
“That was a time for self-awareness, to keep his head down and work but he continued to make himself a story.
“Alisson, it has already been noted, is an entirely different character. It is why his mistake has already been forgotten.”
It’s fair to say the spot between the sticks was Jurgen Klopp’s blindspot before this summer.
Simon Mignolet was never up to scratch and neither was Karius, despite the German supposedly being a good footballer. We never saw any composure or ability with the ball at his feet, just an error-prone, nervous no.1 who made outrageously poor decisions.
We hope he does well in Turkey but in all honesty, are just happy he’ll never keep our net again – as it seems the Liverpool squad is – too.
The main thing is, we have Alisson now.