Is Loris Karius the answer to Liverpool’s goalkeeping problems?
Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have been heavily criticised this season and last for being at fault for being too weak to play for Liverpool FC.
However, since a reported altercation between Mignolet and Jurgen Klopp, Karius has been playing regularly instead of swapping games with the Belgian.
Since the start of 2018, Karius has played all games for Liverpool apart from the New Years’ Day victory at Burnley and the 3-2 FA Cup loss to West Brom.
Since this run, Karius has kept seven clean sheets out of 14 games, conceding 11 goals, three of them in the thriller against Manchester City.
But now, with Karius looking like Liverpool’s number one, the Reds are now third in the Premier League and are 3-0 up in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.
It looked like Klopp would be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper, but Karius now looks to be paying back the German manager for his faith in him.
Karius has two big games to prove himself further to the Anfield faithful, the Merseyside derby away at Goodison Park and the Champions League second leg at the Etihad.
The Reds have six games left to play before Klopp starts preparing for next season, where the goalkeeping position may not now be his priority.
Karius is still only 24 and has many years to play and has now proven himself and adapted to the English game following his difficult start.
It now looks like if Klopp were to bring in a new goalkeeper in the upcoming transfer window, it may be as a back up if Mignolet were to leave.