Paul Robinson has insisted Loris Karius will never play for Liverpool again as he is “mentally scarred” from the 2018 Champions League final.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, urged Jurgen Klopp to stick with Adrian as his number two and insisted the 33-year-old has proved an able deputy.
Karius, 26, will return to Anfield this summer as his two-year loan spell at Besiktas comes to an end.
The German shot-stopper, who still has two years left on his contract with the Reds, revealed to Bild that he has been in regular with Jurgen Klopp whilst in Turkey.
Current number two, Adrian, came under fire in March for his display in the Champions League last-16, which saw the holders knocked out by Atletico Madrid.
When asked by Football Insider if Karius would be a better deputy to Alisson, Robinson said: “I think he is mentally scarred and as a goalkeeper, confidence is a huge thing.
“I genuinely cannot see him playing for Liverpool again.
“I think Adrian has been a decent backup. He showed nerves the second time he came in but the first time Liverpool were playing well and sweeping everybody aside and he looked comfortable. He did well. He is a decent goalkeeper and a good back up.
“I cannot see Karius breaking into that two and I cannot see him playing for Liverpool again.”
The keeper has not played for the Reds since the infamous Champions League final in which he was seen to be at fault for two of Real Madrid’s three goals in a 3-1 loss.
In light of the defeat, Klopp spent what was then a world-record fee on the acquisition of AS Roma and Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson.
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