01 Jul 2018 07:54:24
Just read a report (don't believe the gossip) that Karius is going to remain our number one. I don't mind if he stays and is given the opportunity to recover if possible but it would be absolute madness to go into a new season without signing GK of some standing. It could be that we cannot get our preferred choice but there are a few GKs who present less risk than Karius.

1.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 08:17:58
I'm glad to hear it if true. I'd love to see Alisson sign but I highly doubt that'll happen so Karius deserves another season. This time next season everybody will be talking about how class Karius is ;) .

There's no point settling for second best, we either go and get somebody like Alisson or we stick with what we've got otherwise we'll be back in the same boat in a couple of years. If it was up to me we'd go pay them whatever they want for him because it beats spending £20-30m every other year for average keepers who aren't up to the job.

2.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 08:53:29
No point settling for second best? That's exactly what we've been doing for the last 5/ 6 years with theses bang average keepers, surely there are more than just Allison or oblak out there at mental money, city picked up ederson who wasn't talked about and didn't cost 80m, this is what scouts get paid for, find a good keeper who's not 80m,

3.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 08:56:11
If Karius was number one without some real competition it would be a huge gamble where the potential rewards don't match the risks.

There's a chance that he'll improve and be the keeper we want but there's an equal chance that we've seen him peak and he's just not that good.

It would be reckless to have him as undisputed number one next year.

4.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 08:58:15
We never learn.

5.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 09:02:37
Salah why are so struck on Allison from what I have seen I don’t think he is in the same class as D Gea Cortois (spelling) or Petre Ceck (spelling) of three years ago.

6.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 09:04:18
This whole Karius thing is stupid now. Think people have forgot he was the keeper who got us to fourth place and got us to the final of the champs league. The benzema mistake was a big one but the bale goal i've seen plenty of keepers do that before de gea just recently in the world cup and he's regarded the best keeper in the world.

Alisson hasn't impressed me when i've seen him play.

7.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 09:06:56
The Lazio goalkeeper is good. Wouldn’t cost the world either.

8.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 09:11:31
Evered77, may I ask you, how many times have you seen Alisson play?

Agreed GungaB.

9.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 09:28:17
More than happy if Karius remains our number 1 keeper for this season.

10.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 09:55:24
Port, you mention Ederson, sure he wasn't £80m why? because he's not bloody worth it mate. People think he's gods gift and he really isn't. Most teams were afraid to attack City last season so half of the time he did bugger all, when they got attacked Ederson and their defence crumbled. I really don't understand why so many people rate him. He can't handle the pressure and we've seen that almost every single time a team attacks them.

I've seen so many people rave about him, am I the only one who doesn't rate him? he's decent at best.

11.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 11:15:18
I have always said that I would have NO issues whatsoever, with Karius starting the season as no. 1 and also, I do not have an issue with getting a GK in to compete with him and keep him on his toes either ESP> if we cannot get the top GK we want which is of course, Allisson.

Salah and Putney, make brilliant points here as well so IMO, they are on the money. As for Ever77, Allisson has his flaws as I have watched him as well and he is a flapper, gets caught out underneath crosses, makes bad decisions at times (like trying to dribble Salah in the second leg in Roma and almost lost the ball) and so on. However, he is a much better GK than Karius and that much is clear. As for Ederson, Salah is right. Ederson is a very good GK, no doubt BUT he is quite poor under pressure. How do we know? Cos LFC exposed him for the mental weakling he actually is not once, not twice BUT THREE times last season so if Karius is weak under pressure THEN so is Ederson. As mentioned earlier, I woul keep Karius BUT get someone in to challenge him as a top GK is not a possibility anymore.

12.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 12:35:59
I'd be happy to see us sign Butland and keep Karius. Both fighting for 1st choice. I think both would bring out good competition between each other. Just my personal opinion. Great job eds.

{Ed001's Note - thank you.}

13.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 18:00:31
Salah fair points and I wasn't saying he's world class, and he may have crumbled under pressure against us but he didn't roll the ball off one of our players into his own net, nor let a harmless shot through his hands, both occasions being under no pressure from opposing players, as I said the gk position is haunting us, I'm not judging karius on one game, his positioning in some games was atrocious. For Utd second goal at OT for example, I'm just gobsmacked how so many fans are so accepting of average players who are costing us final after final,

14.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 19:11:44
Finally somebody who like me doesn't rate ederson at all. Spot on Salah.

My math is probably so bad here and i’m just taking the stats from the premier league website and we know stats don’t reveal everything. Not showing mistakes/ errors. Not all the saves might have actually been on target, some goals could be deflections but it’s a rough idea anyway.

Last season Ederson made 58 saves and conceded 26 goals.
That is 1 in 3.23 shots conceded.

Karius made 31 saves and conceded 14 goals. (albeit in much less games)
That is a 1 in 3.21 shots conceded
Not much difference really.

Just to show our improvement i'll include this.
MIGs made 36 saves and conceded 24 goals, so 1 in every 2.5 shots conceded. Damn

Now let’s compare those with De Gea who is actually world class. He had to make 115 saves and conceded only 2 more goals than Ederson (28)
That is a 1 in every 5.11 conceded.

15.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 19:17:59
I understand where you're coming from port, I disagree but I do understand what you're saying. Personally I believe we can see more from karius, I really do believe he'll make it right and do well but each to their own of course mate.

16.) 01 Jul 2018
01 Jul 2018 22:03:57
Won’t win anything if we don’t address our weaknesses.

Every club in the premier league knows Karius’s weaknesses, his presence undermines the rest of the team. Big gamble by Klopp if he doesn’t upgrade, could be his last season at LFC.

17.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 11:22:37
So disheartening to see so many people wanting Karius to remain number one.

18.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 22:57:46
Karius is mentally fragile, he’s proven this twice in his brief time at Anfield.

In big games, when it REALLY counts, he will get found out.
Goalkeepers have to be arrogant beggars who don’t give 2 hoots what anyone thinks about them. Karius is more concerned with his public image and popularity than he is about winning things.

Rafa upgrades his keeper after his keeper had won him a champions league final. He’s no mug, he knows Gk is one of the most important positions.

I’m sorry but if we stick with him we will be let down time and again. Why didn’t any of our players go to support him after the final whistle in Kiev? It’s because they know he cost them a chance of glory and they have no confidence in him. He’s a bottler, mentally weak and in high pressure games he can’t cope. He can’t help his personality, but that doesn’t mean LFC owe him a wage if he’s not good enough.

19.) 02 Jul 2018
02 Jul 2018 23:26:25
Ron, "Rafa upgraded his keepers" YET it took Reina a good TWO years to get going. Remember the huge blunders he made vs WH in the FA Cup in 2006? Same as Karius in a big game. Was Reina mentally strong then? NO! He was everything you called Karius in your insults. Oh but We won so it's all fine. Sorry, we all do not have such short memories.

Reina's first two years were very shaky and he was also much poorer than Karius within that span. What did Rafa do to mitigate that? He made us hard to beat and penetrate until Reina got going. I that not what i have been advocating for Karius? is that not what Klopp did when he came in the team full time in Jan along with a CB partnership with Lovs/ VVD we as a team, kept the 2nd most clean sheets in the PL during the second half of last season? Oh but when Rafa did the very same thing to protect Reina, he was a genius.

Oh and by the way, I don't know what Karius has done to you BUT your constant insults and name-calling on the lad, is quite pathetic and bitter. It shows you have a tru vendetta against this guy that drives these insults. I don't know you personally BUT I do know this: It is from the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.