Liverpool fans call for 28-year-old to return to line-up on Twitter
By Harvey Byrne
Loris Karius conceded four goals against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday – and Liverpool fans on Twitter are now calling for Simon Mignolet to return to the line-up.
Karius, 23, made the switch to Anfield from Mainz in the summer and had looked to improve a position which had caused the Reds problems over the last few years.
However, with six goals conceded from his nine appearances and generally looking uncomfortable in goal, he has so far disappointed supporters.
The defeat at Vitality Stadium has seemingly been the last straw for fans, which initially saw Liverpool take a 3-1 lead with goals from Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Emre Can alongside a Callum Wilson penalty.
The Cherries fought back to an incredible victory in the last 20 minutes with goals from Ryan Fraser Steve Cook and Nathan Ake.
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Karius took the brunt of the fans displeasure on social media, and many are now desperate for Mignolet to return to the stating eleven.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I might be controversial but Mignolet needs to replace karius. Karius is massive liability in nets. #LFC
— Tee (@mr_notorious_t) December 4, 2016
— Rahman (@africanrahman) December 4, 2016
need Mignolet and Shako back in action
— yodho (@kodokngorek14) December 4, 2016
@SMignolet we need you back in goal .. karius not good enough mignolet#1
— mark morrison (@markm0) December 4, 2016
#plfanzone Liverpool fan. Bring Mignolet back. 2nd why do we not "pack the bus" if we 1-3 up stifle their attack and hit them on the counter
— J. Inaçio de Souza (@Inacio_D) December 4, 2016
Accept it's early days but Mignolet is a better choice out of the 2 for me .
— Billy Campbell (@BillyCampbell_1) December 4, 2016
Avoided Twiiter today but I'll repeat my recent tweet 'I'd be fuming if I was Mignolet and I was 2nd choice to Karius'
— Davey Glyn Jones (@Glynsters68) December 4, 2016
Mignolet, 28, has conceded nine goals in his eight appearances so far this season.
The Belgium international shot stopper has built up a reputation over the years for making mistakes in goal and many fans were hoping for an improvement in the last window.
Despite the goalkeeper problems Liverpool are in third place in the league table and four points behind leaders Chelsea.
They may delve into the goalkeeper market in the winter window to ensure a safe pair of hands, as they aim to win their first Premier League title.
In other Liverpool news, Robbie Savage has identified two players the Reds should sign in January.