It’s been a nightmare week for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The young German stopper produced two horrendous mistakes on the biggest stage – and his Liverpool career appears to be hanging by a thread.
Karius was at fault for two goals as Real Madrid beat Jurgen Klopp’s side 3-1 in the Champions League final on Saturday night.
He was in tears on the pitch and apologised to the travelling Liverpool supporters after the full-time whistle.
Retired goalkeeper David James has weighed in with his opinion on the 24-year-old’s future.
James – who was known as ‘Calamity James’ during his time as a Liverpool player – believes Karius should be given the opportunity to “prove what a good goalkeeper he could be”.
“Yeah, he’s got time on his side for sure,” James told the Mirror. “He’s a talented goalkeeper. Unfortunately, it was a Champions League final where it didn’t quite go right for him.
“If you want to be playing in those games, you have to expect things like this. Playing for Liverpool comes with a tremendous upside, but if there is a downside, then every mistake is going to be amplified more than anyone else’s.
“I hope Karius is given an opportunity to set the record straight and prove why he was such an important buy. I hope he’s able to bounce back and prove what a good goalkeeper he could be.”
LIVERPOOL FANS DISAGREE
Still upset over the Champions League final defeat, Liverpool fans on social media were inclined not too agree with James’s comments.
as a human being I believe in 2nd chance but as a believe Liverpool fan it will kills me to see this guy in our team next season, never……. 1millon years I will never forget what he did to our players our coach and our fans, god damnit no way
— Dollar bill (@dude508) May 31, 2018
No. I do not agree with David James. He can’t have a long term future at Liverpool. And if he somehow does, it will be with the bench. Liverpool need to do what’s best for the club and the fans, and that certainly isn’t Karius as the starting keeper. Don’t get me started! #LFC https://t.co/EpGJnEdAzT
— Fabian (@FabianWilliams_) May 31, 2018
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) May 31, 2018
I actually don't agree. It was the Champions League Final. I wish him well in the future and I hope he does well elsewhere, but not at Liverpool. Some mistakes you can't come back from. And those were two of them. We're not a charity. https://t.co/TQ4u1JTmks
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) May 31, 2018