Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Karius display v West Ham
By Emma Sanders
Liverpool fans reacted with frustration on Twitter after Loris Karius produced another poor performance during this team’s 2-2 draw with West Ham.
The Reds took the lead through Adam Lallana after just four minutes but Dimitri Payet leveled shortly afterwards through a free-kick.
Karius got a hand to the ball but he was slow to move across the goal and was unable to keep out the effort, encouraging further criticism for the keeper.
The 23-year-old joined Liverpool in the summer from Mainz and has been preferred to Simon Mignolet as the number one choice for Jurgen Klopp.
However, he has produced a number of costly mistakes and was in the headlines last Sunday after his fumble led to Bournemouth’s late winner in the 4-3 defeat.
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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have been just two of the high-profile names to send criticism his way but it seems Liverpool fans are becoming increasingly impatient.
Mignolet has featured just five times in all competitions since September but calls for his return to the starting line-up are growing as Liverpool’s defensive woes continue.
The draw means Liverpool remain in third position but are now six points behind Chelsea following the Blues’ 1-0 victory against West Brom.
Liverpool still have an important fixture against Manchester City to play before the end of the year as the title race continues to heat up.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Do people seriously think that second goal is Karius' fault…the first one his position was poor but the second was on Matip
— Laurel (@likeinlatin) December 11, 2016
Two individual mistakes again. Karius doesn't 'have' to save it but he has the ability to save it.
— Paul (@pclfc8) December 11, 2016
Karius is making Brad jones and Bogdan look like Neuer every time I see him ????
— ????ASÄD???? (@Its_me_asad) December 11, 2016
Karius. That's why i doubt him being a first choice keeper.
— Farid S. (@faridM0) December 11, 2016
Seriously why didn't we just sign Joe Hart AND Karius and have Karius learn from Hart ffs
— Matt (@KrazeyMatt) December 11, 2016
Karius, get it together.
— SB'Ch (@lebeech) December 11, 2016
Criticism piling up on Karius. He needs to do better. Dropping him for a few games wouldn't be the worst thing to do.
— Fa19k (@FalakRF) December 11, 2016
My belief in Karius is fading so quickly. I just want him to be good
— Emmett (@Emmett_OD) December 11, 2016
In other Liverpool news, fans reacted on Twitter to the latest update on Daniel Sturridge’s injury.