Loris Karius returned to Liverpool training on Monday.
The German goalkeeper had been on holiday since he made two howlers in the Champions League final on May 26.
Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid and Karius, who was in tears on the pitch, was made the scapegoat.
It later emerged that Karius had suffered a concussion in the final after a nasty collision with Sergio Ramos.
The latest reports suggest Jurgen Klopp is prepared to stick with the 25-year-old as Liverpool’s number one this season.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker – but it’s understood that Roma’s asking price is far too high.
Will the Anfield faithful accept Karius as their first-choice ‘keeper next season?
KARIUS POSTS RIDICULOUS VIDEO
Five weeks have passed since that fateful night in Kiev and Liverpool fans on social media have been trying to forgive the German ‘keeper.
However, he’s done very little to help himself with the video he posted on his Instagram on Wednesday.
Loris Karius' Instagram video is even better with Baywatch music. pic.twitter.com/yRK8UFWV5R
— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) July 5, 2018
— FootySays (@Footy_Says) July 4, 2018
Countless Liverpool fans on Twitter were absolutely fuming.
While he obviously hopes to regain their support, one fan suggested that the video convinced them that Karius does not have the mentality to be a Liverpool player.
Come to the conclusion that unfortunately Loris Karius will not make it at Liverpool and will never be good enough. I was one of the many few rooting for him and confident he could bounce back but with that video he uploaded to Instagram, convinced he’s not got the mentality
— ً (@bubbIxs) July 4, 2018
Karius living the dream there in LA, while most people are still in debt paying off Kiev. I can’t stand him
— 🤷🏽♂️ (@ROUNDTHEBEND__) July 5, 2018
Evidently, Karius is focusing on building his “brand” but that’s not going to win him any supporters on Merseyside.
There is clearly a cloud of negativity surrounding Karius which will be difficult to shake off.
He’ll make it even harder for himself if he continues posting videos like this.
Ok so I've said nothing about Karius till now but this video has made me fume 😤 wtf is he thinking releasing this. I now want to rip his face off x https://t.co/5LQUvCbbra
— Lucy (@LucyRimmer5) July 5, 2018
Say you’ve just cost your team the biggest club match in football. Do you keep your head down and vow to repay that error with hard work and professionalism – or release a video like this?
This is actually more difficult to watch than him bouncing the ball off Benzema’s foot #LFC https://t.co/tp8Duay8X9
— David Coe (@davidcoe76) July 5, 2018
I can’t stand Karius, twat threw 2 goals into his own net in CL final and appears to have spent the summer making weird fucking videos in LA.
— james #442 (@Gin__Gin__Gin) July 4, 2018
Wtf is he playing at here. Honest to god. Timing of this just after us being told there’s no keeper replacing him this year. https://t.co/h4ncFQFeik
— Paul Smith Jnr (@PaulSmithJnr) July 5, 2018
Ultimately, Karius can only convince the fans with his performances on the pitch.
But legendary goalkeeper Peter Shilton said Liverpool need to buy a world-class goalkeeper to replace the German.
“I think the manager will have to look to get a world-class goalkeeper,” Shilton told Sky Sports News after his Champions League final nightmare.
“He will have to buy him. Liverpool have struggled in the past two or three seasons with goalkeepers.
“Karius got in and was very consistent towards the end, we all thought Liverpool had finally solved their goalkeeping problem. But of course, it’s there again now.
“If he does stay at Liverpool I hope the fans give him a chance. They’re the sort of fans that would do that, but I think it will be very difficult for him to stay at Liverpool.”
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