‘Loris Karius is KILLING the team’ – Liverpool legend in blast at goalkeeper

first_img1 Loris Karius in action for Liverpool Jamie Carragher says Jurgen Klopp must drop Loris Karius, as he claims the goalkeeper is ‘killing’ Liverpool.Karius has endured a difficult start to his Anfield career after his summer switch from Mainz and has made errors in two successive games.He cost the Reds a point against Bournemouth at the start of the month when he spilled an effort into Nathan Ake’s path in injury time to enable to Cherries to snatch a 4-3 win.And he was at fault again on Sunday, failing to keep out a Dimitri Payet free-kick, as Liverpool dropped points once more in drawing 2-2 with West Ham at Anfield.Liverpool have now fallen six points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea and, according to legendary former defender Carragher, it’s time for Simon Mignolet to be recalled to the side.“Jurgen Klopp may feel that’s [dropping] going to kill the lad’s confidence but at this moment he’s killing the team on the pitch,” he said.“Liverpool should probably have another six points. They are probably five points down on what they should really have.“So the big decision for the manager now is if he brings Mignolet back or does he stick with Karius?”Karus responded to recent criticism from Carragher and his fellow SkySports pundit in an interview with the Daily Mail after the Bournemouth game.But Carragher feels he should be keeping quiet while he is in such bad form and just concentrate on improving.“The ‘keeper got criticism last week and has come out and had a pop at Gary Neville and mentioned me and my advice would be: ‘Shut up and just do your job,’” he said.Carragher, who was analysing Karius’ role in Payet’s goal for West Ham on SkySports, added: “Doing your job and answering your critics would be saving that.“That is not difficult. I think the positioning is fine, he gets across and reads it well and he is there. And his wrists, again like the first goal at Bournemouth, are not strong enough. It is not even in the corner and Payet has not even hit it that hard.“I have bigger problems with goals like that than mistakes, because mistakes happen — a keeper will drop one or do something stupid, every keeper does that. That to me, you look at goals like that and think: ‘It should not go in. Is the keeper good enough?’”last_img read more