Jurgen Klopp’s reaction to Loris Karius’s mistake v Tranmore has not impressed fans

Loris Karius must have been counting down the days until pre-season after the way in which his 2017-18 campaign ended.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper will never forget the events of 26 May 2018 for as long as he lives. His two catastrophic errors against Real Madrid in the Champions League final will stay with him forever.

However, mistakes happen in football and Liverpool fans have felt more sympathetic towards Karius after it emerged that he’d suffered a concussion shortly before gifting goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

For Karius, the only way to begin the recovery process was to get back in the saddle.

However, Liverpool’s first two pre-season friendlies suggest it could be a while before we see Karius back to his best. Fans could be forgiven for wondering if he will ever truly recover.

He was caught on camera allowing the ball to go through his legs before the match against Chester on Saturday.

And during Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Tranmere Rovers, he gifted the League Two side a goal after spilling a free-kick which he really should have saved. (Watch the video of that HERE).

It was another terrible moment from a goalkeeper suffering a real crisis of confidence right now. Understandably, the majority of Liverpool fans have now had enough of Karius and fear their club will end next season empty-handed if he’s still the first-choice goalkeeper at Anfield.

With this in mind, they’ve been left distantly unimpressed by Jurgen Klopp’s reaction to Karius’s latest gaffe.

“Nobody likes that goal, but if we talk about the second goal – I think it was Millie’s fault together with Chirivella,” the German coach was quoted as saying by Liverpool’s official website.

“Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was bigger? I would say the mistake of the two boys, but we don’t talk about it.”

“Loris concedes that goal, but we cannot start a story always after each mistake.

“Mistakes will happen; I don’t like it, he doesn’t like it, but it will happen, so let’s carry on and make the best of all these situations by learning from them. That’s how it is.”

Come on now, Jurgen.

You have to admire the Liverpool boss for sticking by his most under-fire player but surely – surely – he recognises that his team desperately requires a new goalkeeper with just weeks to go before the 2018-19 season gets underway.

It would be lovely if Karius came back fighting and proved all of his doubters wrong after everything he’s been through.

But hands up those who honestly believe that’ll happen…