The reason why Liverpool fans suspected Loris Karius would make a howler vs Crystal Palace

After a prolonged period on the bench, Loris Karius seems to have make the number one jersey his own at Liverpool.

Brought in by Jurgen Klopp for £4.7 million in 2016, the German made just 16 appearances last season as he played second fiddle to Simon Mignolet.

The Belgian would start the season as the first choice once again, but after making numerous mistakes, was finally dropped for Karius.

And the former Mainz goalkeeper has well and truly seized his opportunity; now being regarded as Klopp’s first choice.

But Karius’ good form in recent weeks did not translate in his side’s trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Just 12 minutes into the game at Selhurst Park, Wilfried Zaha got into a dangerous position behind Trent Alexander-Arnold.

With the full-back beaten, Karius charged out of his goal and towards the Ivorian, but clumsily took him down.

That gave the referee no choice but to point to the spot, and Luka Milivojevic duly seized the golden opportunity to put the hosts in front.

Although it can be argued Alexander-Arnold was as much to blame as Karius was, there was absolutely no reason to run out of goal and take Zaha down in the manner he did.

And amazingly, Liverpool fans actually suspected that the German would make a mistake in today’s game.

Dejan Lovren has done a few interviews on Sky Sports, and just after doing so would go on to make a howler. One such occasion happened when he was bullied by Romelu Lukaku against Manchester United, with the Croatian being held accountable for both of the goals they conceded.

Mignolet has also been accused of making mistakes after being interviewed before a match.

It has become somewhat of a curse for Liverpool.

So what did Karius do before the game?

Of course, he conducted an interview with Sky Sports. And naturally, it took him just 12 minutes for the curse to come into effect.

Liverpool fans were almost convinced before the game that this would happen, and unfortunately they were proven right. This has got to be one of the weirdest coincidences ever.


Fortunately for Liverpool, Karius’ mistake didn’t prove too costly.

The visitors drew level when Sadio Mane equalised in the 49th minute, before Mohamed Salah continued his quite unbelievable run of form by netting the winner with five minutes to play.

Liverpool leapfrog bitter rivals Manchester United into second place, albeit having played two games more. Crystal Palace remain in 16th, just two points above the relegation zone.