By Alex Taylor
Liverpool keeper Loris Karius has made a poor start to his Reds career after suffering a Simon Mignolet-style blunder on his debut for the club.
The 23-year-old joined Jurgen Klopp’s side this summer for £4.7million and played his first game for his new side against Wigan on Sunday.
The error saw the Merseysiders’ new man mis-control a back pass in the first half, allowing the ball to roll across the face of a vacant net before he dived to turn the ball behind and narrowly avert a goal.
The match ended 2-0 after goals from Danny Ings and 16-year-old Ben Woodburn settled the game at the DW Stadium, but Karius’ error was a reminder of some of Mignolet’s worst howlers.
Karius mate…….. pic.twitter.com/wCSPJfGBqz
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) July 17, 2016
Mignolet became the subject of intense criticism last season after a string of high-profile errors lead to questions surrounding his future at the club.
While rumours of the 28-year-old’s departure where put to bed after the keeper signed a new five-year-contract in January, the jury is still out on his grip on a first-team place.
The Belgium shot stopper made four mistakes that led directly to Liverpool conceding last campaign, costing Klopp’s side eight Premier League points in total.
Reds fans will remember a string of mistakes over the last few years including costly errors against Manchester City, Aston Villa and Stoke.