Liverpool fans were shocked before the Man City match when Jurgen Klopp announced that Loris Karius was going to replace Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool goal.
And shock turned to despair as the error-prone goalkeeper made another almighty gaffe in the first half, letting Leroy Sane beat him at the his near post
Sane had been found with a sweeping pass from Kyle Walker and his shot was fierce, but Karius should have saved it – as Gary Neville was quick to point out on the Sky Sports commentary of the match.
Liverpool had been in control of the match at that point and had largely nullified the threat from Man City.
They’d taken the lead through an Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain goal in the 9th minute but the Karius clanger meant they went in at the break all square.
However, Liverpool turned on attacking masterclass in the second half and a quick-fire double from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, and a brilliant finish from Mo Salah, dealt Man City their first defeat in the Premier League this season – despite a late rally that saw the final score 4-3.
Despite the fantastic win, Liverpool fans weren’t about to forgive and forget the mistake from their goalkeeper.
Here is a selection of the best tweets from angry Liverpool fans, who must now be hoping to see Mignolet back in goal for their next game:
But still it should never go in there!! Karius needs to close that corner there. Wothout a world class GK we won‘t be good enough
— Markus Windler (@Scouser1892) January 14, 2018
if Ederson had a chance for our goal he will 100% save it while Karius had plenty of time at his near post to save Sane's clearly not good enough
— Musa Abdullahi (@Famous_Anfield) January 14, 2018
Strange thing is that Karius was the second best keeper in the Bundes League before he came to Liverpool. He has been absolute DROS @LFC.
— I am KHOISAN LFC (@LFC_KOISAN) January 14, 2018
Karius has had plenty of chances. Just shows over and over that he isn’t good enough. But we’ve got 2 crap keepers, so can’t win really ????
— James Ede (@edey_84) January 14, 2018
I agree mate. Neither are good enough. Karius has no confidence left.
— Pete (@Pete2482) January 14, 2018
Karius absolutely killed us getting beat near post at premier league level come on ???? #YNWA
— Harvey (@Harveyofficial) January 14, 2018
Mate he’s hit it near post hand height it’s atrocious by Karius. He makes a weird fist all he had to do was stick his hand out. Also like Given said his hands are too low. Look at De Gea in those situations
— Billy (@BillyBeanpole84) January 14, 2018
I understand Karius getting his chance but in a game like this? Worst possible time to change goalkeeper.. Mignolet age and experience much needed? Karius nowhere near strong enough to play in the premier league IMO.. spends more time fixing his hair by the looks of it ????
— John Norman (@19JohnNorman94) January 14, 2018
Ming saves that. karius arms are made of smoke. Awful keeper
— Mark Shaw (@mshaw1985) January 14, 2018
I hate both of them but I'd take Mignolet over Karius any day of the week! #LIVMCI
— Aaron (@aarondwyer100) January 14, 2018
That’s the least of my worries. Wtf was karius doing. Shocking. Why can’t we sign a keeper who can actually save a shot at goal. Won’t win anything with 2 very poor keepers.
— michael castle (@mjcastle74) January 14, 2018
In other Liverpool team news, this defensive colossus wanted by the Reds is on the verge of a £20million switch.