Liverpool senior player makes team of European flops
By Matt Farr
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has been named as the worst goalkeeper in Europe so far this season, according to Goal.com.
The 23-year-old stopper has come under heavy fire throughout the campaign, after a series of errors cost Liverpool points in their bid to lift the Premier League title.
Now, in another blow to the young keeper, the Reds summer signing has been named in Goal.com‘s European worst team of the season.
Karius made a costly error in the 4-3 defeat against Bournemouth to gift the Cherries a late-winner back on December 4, and has kept just three clean sheets from 10 league games this season.
Karius has since lost his place in the starting line-up to Simon Mignolet, who has kept clean sheets in both his appearances since being reinstated.
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Mignolet has endured plenty criticism himself in recent seasons, and Karius was brought in by Jurgen Klopp in an attempt to put an end to the club’s goalkeeping crisis.
However, Karius’ less-than flattering displays has added further fuel to the fire, and leaves the Reds with a problem to solve in their Premier League title bid.
They face Stoke at Anfield on Boxing Day, where they can chip away at their six point deficit with league leaders Chelsea with a win.
Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling were also named in the line-up, as well as former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, who is currently on loan at AS Roma from Barcelona.
In other Liverpool news, Reds legend John Barnes has delivered his verdict on Liverpool’s upcoming clash with Stoke.