Date: 1st July 2018 at 7:53am
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is to pull a shock u-turn a end his recruitment for another goalkeeper , giving current goalkeepers Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet another chance at the club, according to the Sun.

The newspaper reports on their website that the German coach is willing to hand the 25-year-old shot stopper a surprise lifeline at Anfield, after his two mistakes cost Liverpool in the Champions League Final against Real Madrid, the player coming under fire from fans and pundits.

Klopp was heavily reported to be seeking out Roma’s first choice keeper Allison Becker and Stoke’s Jack Butland to replace the error-stricken keeper, but it is stated that he has ended those pursuits in favour of giving Karius another chance to prove himself at the club, while Mignolet, another who has been widely criticised for his displays, also looks set to stay.

OPINION

Klopp is right to give Karius another chance to cement himself as the Reds’ first choice goalkeeper. His mistakes in the Champions League Final cost Liverpool hugely, but it has since come to light that the stopper had been suffering concussion during the match. If it were not for this injury, Karius may not have made the mistakes he did and a search for a new number one may not have even been on the cards for Klopp in this transfer window. The German stopper has performed consistently for Liverpool during the 2017/2018, enabling them to finish in the top-four, so it would be hugely unfair if Klopp did drop him for another keeper. The pursuit of Allison from Roma was proving to be too expensive for Liverpool, so it is also cheaper to keep Karius at the club, rather than pay excessively for someone else. Hopefully the Liverpool supporters will back their manager in his decision, and give Karius another chance themselves.