Loris Karius might have to leave Liverpool over Champions League errors – Rob Green



Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by squawka.com

Loris Karius might have to leave Liverpool over Champions League errors – Rob Green

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has been told by Robert Green that he may be best off leaving England in order to get over his calamitous display during his side's defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

The German, who was signed from Mainz in 2016, was twice at fault in Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Los Blancos last Saturday.

The 24-year-old attempted to roll the ball out from his hands but inadvertently directed it towards Karim Benzema, who intercepted the pass expertly to deflect it back towards an empty goal to open the scoring.

Later, with the score at 2-1 to Madrid, he allowed a speculative Gareth Bale shot slip past his gloves when he went to parry it, despite a catch seeming easier.

And now Robert Green, who himself committed a grievous error in England's opening game of the 2010 World Cup when he allowed a tame Clint Dempsey shot to squeeze past him against the USA, believes Karius should consider moving abroad to minimise the wrath he'll certainly receive from opposing fans.

Loris Karius might have to leave Liverpool over Champions League errors – Rob Green

"If he went back to Germany it would not be forgotten but there would be less of a spotlight," Green told BBC Radio 5 live's Monday Night Club.

"Moving out of the spotlight is no bad thing, just on a domestic level, going outside of the country where people would have been most interested in the game.

"I remember after the 2010 World Cup and my first away game in the Premier League, every time I got the ball there were 30,000 people whistling.

"Unfortunately for Karius half the games are away from home and when he goes to play in front of the away end at Liverpool he would be getting it twice as bad as away from home. It is a long summer for him for sure.

"Mistakes happen all the time, they get highlighted more when you are a goalkeeper inevitably… but the fact of the matter is it cost them the game. It will stick with him for a while but it is how he bounces back from that and hopefully as a person and a goalkeeper he comes back stronger."

It now remains to be seen whether Liverpool invest in a new 'keeper this summer with Roma's Allison and Stoke's Jack Butland linked; if Karius will continue to be entrusted with the No.1 spot or if he leaves the country per Green's suggestion.

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