Paul Robinson believes Loris Karius “is done” at Liverpool despite the goalkeeper suggesting he would return to Anfield next season to be Alisson’s deputy.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England number one claimed it was “very presumptuous” of the 26-year-old to believe he would return to the club as the number two.
Karius is back on Merseyside after his two-year loan spell at Turkish side Besiktas was terminated last month.
In his absence former West Ham shot-stopper, Adrian, has been Jurgen Klopp’s second choice goalkeeper and has been called upon on numerous occasions when Alisson has been injured.
However, in an interview with Transfermarkt, Karius claimed that he will be the second choice keeper at Anfield next season.
When asked by Football Insider if the German was right to think he would leapfrog Adrian in the pecking order, Robinson said: “He has assumed that he would be. I do not think you can assume anything at a football club.
“Jurgen Klopp will tell him what the pecking order is and Alisson is clearly number one.
“As to whether Karius would could back and sit on the bench… Adrian has come in and done a good job at times. He has been shaky as well but it is very presumptuous by Karius to think he will come straight back onto the bench.
“Second-choice goalkeepers do get an opportunity but it is a completely different mindset.
“I personally cannot see it. I think there is too much water under the bridge at Liverpool. I think he is done.”
Karius has not played for the Reds since the infamous Champions League final defeat of 2018.
He told Transfermarkt: “It makes no sense to say I’m leaving Liverpool for a worse club and I’m only the number two there.”
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