LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 7, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and goalkeeper Loris Karius after the FA Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool, the 231st Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fans not impressed on reports Loris Karius to remain as No. 1

With Liverpool struggling to sign Alisson and Jan Oblak, Jurgen Klopp is set to make the unpopular decision of retaining Loris Karius as No. 1.

A report on Wednesday night from the Mirror‘s David Maddock claims Klopp is “ready to disappoint – and shock – Liverpool fans by reiterating his faith in Loris Karius as his number one.”

Maddock writes that “the manager is insistent with NO target he rates currently available, there is no point in plunging into the transfer market just for the sake of it – and he will passionately argue that point with fans.”

It’s claimed, having been priced out of moves for Alisson and Jan Oblak, Klopp will now stick with Karius.

This is, of course, highly contentious news and if indeed proves to be the case it will be another incredibly bold decision from Klopp.

We’ve seen before that the manager sticks by players when others expected them to be discarded, but this would be even more risky than keeping faith with Dejan Lovren, for example.

The news has been met with a largely disappointed reaction from Liverpool’s fanbase.

The way I look at it is we are entering a period where there’s a golden opportunity to win the title. Its all about winning the title for me. Those periods don’t last forever, and it can’t be taken for granted. For example, Klopp will at some point leave the club and God knows who will take over.

I just feel that sticking with Karius is too risky, and not taking full advantage of the upward trajectory we seem to be taking at the moment. Dawdle and this Klopp era could pass us by. I love Klopp as a manager and he deserves to take us to a title. Getting a top keeper would worth whatever the price if it tips the balance in us winning the title. – Yegra in the forums

KIEV, UKRAINE - Saturday, May 26, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Loris Karius looks dejected after his two mistakes gifted goals to Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC at the NSC Olimpiyskiy. Real Madrid won 3-1. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

The problem with leaving Karius as No. 1 is the same problem that’s been left with Mignolet as No. 1 is the same problem that’s been left with every keeper since Reina as No. 1 – it’s a problem position and the in-stadium support gets on their backs the second it looks like they are doing something that isn’t perfect. We don’t allow enough chances for him to steal a game (a la De Gea against us), so he will never be able to build up credit from the credit that he’s lost. It will be a divisive situation within the support throughout the season and a distraction.

I don’t think Karius is shit, I just don’t think he should start as our No. 1 keeper next season. Even if it is a sideways step to another decent keeper, he’ll be under less pressure to be perfect than Karius will. We have to replace the outgoing Mignolet anyway, so why not bring in a second tier keeper and at least let them have the opportunity to compete for the position.

Of course, all of this could be moot if the reports are incorrect anyway because they aren’t coming from the most reliable sources. – kingoftown in the forums

Hopefully this is a ploy to convince Roma or Atlético to come down on their fee.. – humanrefuation in the forums

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