Jürgen Klopp has been urged to recall Simon Mignolet in place of Loris Karius by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.
The Belgian international hasn’t featured in the Premier League since losing his status as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper in September and has had to make do with a couple of appearances in the EFL Cup during that time.
However, Karius is yet to convince some supporters of the Merseyside outfit as well as sections of the media that he’s up to the task of being the long-term solution in between the sticks.
He came in for even further criticism – a week on from his costly mistake against Bournemouth – for his involvement in both of West Ham United’s goals on Sunday and that has led to Carragher calling for the German to be dropped.
“The big decision now for Jurgen Klopp is, does he stick with the ‘keeper or change to Mignolet?” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
“I have been critical of Mignolet over the two or three years he has been here, but this season Mignolet was doing okay and he changed him.
“Now I am not having a go at Jurgen Klopp for that, because if you buy a ‘keeper, it is a big thing to buy a ‘keeper, it is not one plays one week, one plays the other. He is your No1.
“But when he has been asked two questions, he has had nothing else to do, and the answers are not there again.
“Now you have Middlesbrough away on Wednesday and then the derby on Monday and Liverpool are going through a tricky spell. Jurgen Klopp may feel it will kill the lad’s confidence, but at this moment he is killing the team on the pitch in terms of not getting the points.
“Liverpool should have another five points and so the big decision now for the manager is whether to bring Mignolet back, or does he stick with Karius? And right now, I would change to Mignolet.”