Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius had another night to forget on Tuesday after his howler in the pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers.
The German shot-stopper would have been desperate to make a positive start to the campaign in order to put his horror show against Real Madrid in the Champions League final last season firmly behind him.
On that occasion in Kiev, the 25-year-old made two costly errors in a 3-1 defeat, and so Liverpool supporters, Jurgen Klopp and Karius himself would have been keen to bounce back and build confidence in pre-season to get over the damaging setback he would have suffered in the aftermath of that loss.
However, it wasn’t to be as Karius was guilty of fumbling a shot out into the path of a Tranmere player who converted, albeit Liverpool held on to secure a 3-2 win.
As noted by Sky Sports, Klopp has defended his first-choice goalkeeper, but it remains to be seen if he’s forced to consider his options when the competitive action gets underway.
Meanwhile, Tranmere ace Ben Tollitt was caught on cameras shouting at Karius that he’s “f****** s***”, as seen in the first tweet below, while it was also dug out by the Reds faithful that the 23-year-old is in fact a Liverpool fan, as seen in the second tweet below.
Karius probably won’t appreciate his thoughts on him, but the German goalkeeper will need to show real resolve and character to bounce back from this latest setback.
The tramere player is a Liverpool fan. His team has just scored and he’s fuming cos Karius is shit oh my god what the fuck hahahahahaha pic.twitter.com/OzqE9diPM4
— ????? (@ROUNDTHEBEND__) July 10, 2018
The Tranmere player who said to Karius ‘you’re f*cking sh*t’ is actually a Liverpool fan. I have no words to say. pic.twitter.com/WPD5EBtlCF
— Sam (@VintageSalah) July 10, 2018
Ben Tollitt Tranmere player who said "you're fucking shit" to Karius is a Liverpool fan.
— Utkarsh ? (@UtkarshJos) July 10, 2018
Lad why are you abusing a fellow professional who is clearly down and not right? What an embarrassing thing to do. How would you like it if you were abused because you were shite? Which you are, you play for Tranmere ? @bentollitt
— Mubashir (@CallMeMubzy) July 10, 2018
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) July 10, 2018