Liverpool fans pile into 23-year-old on Twitter after meltdown against Bournemouth
By Alex Stevens
Lorius Karius conceded four goals in Liverpool’s second-half meltdown against Bournemouth on Sunday – and fans piled into the 23-year-old on Twitter.
Supporters claimed the summer signing was at fault for a number of the home side’s goals in their sensational 4-3 win against Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium.
Goals from Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Emre Can had put Liverpool 3-1 up midway through the second period but Bournemouth mounted a famous comeback as Ryan Fraser, Simon Cook and Nathan Ake followed up Calum Wilson’s earlier penalty to seal a remarkable triumph.
Karius, who has taken over as the Anfield No1 from Simon Mignolet this season, was clearly at fault for the winner by Ake as he spilled a relatively tame long-range shot into the path of the centre-back.
Liverpool fans were highly critical of the former Mainz goalkeeper as they took to social media to express their displeasure.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Liverpool must find a dominant keeper who will give the defence a lot more confidence, I’m surprised how poor Karius is #LFC
— Ged McKenna (@gedmckenna) December 4, 2016
Karius performances glossed over because we have been winning games. 2 more big mistakes part of reason we lost today. Time for a rest #LFC
— ⚽Conor⚽ (@CMCQ80) December 4, 2016
Yeah that was an absolute shambles but games like that happen to everyone. Let’s move on. Not convinced by Karius at all though. #LFC
— Jake’Moon (@JakeStewie) December 4, 2016
Appalling defensive performance by Liverpool there and Karius was not up to the challenge at all #LFC
— King Reefa Δ (@king__reefa) December 4, 2016
I miss the days of Liverpool having a reliable and consistent goalkeeper between the sticks, Loris Karius is bang average #LFC
— Callum Moore (@CallumMooreLFC) December 4, 2016
Karius is awful, why can’t we just get a decent keeper #LFC
— Zion (@zionhopkins1) December 4, 2016
1st Goal: Lovren’s fault
2nd Goal: Karius fault
3rd Goal: Karius Fault
4th Goal: karius Fault.
Klopp drop your countryman. #Lfc
— IkennaO (@ikenna58) December 4, 2016
Liverpool’s defeat at Bournemouth means they end the weekend in third position in the league, behind leaders Chelsea and second-placed Arsenal.
Antonio Conte’s side beat Manchester City 3-1 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, while the Gunners thrashed West Ham 5-1 at the London Stadium.
In other Liverpool news, here are the Football Insider player ratings for Klopp’s players against Bournemouth.