Liverpool supporters have launched a staunch defence of Loris Karius, the Reds goalkeeper currently on loan at Besiktas.
The German was criticised by some for Bursaspor’s equaliser against Besiktas in Karius’s first game for his new club on Sunday night, where former West Ham man Diafra Sakho cancelled out Ryan Babel’s strike.
Despite his many mistakes in red, Liverpool fans clearly still hold the 25-year-old in high esteem, as shown by their compassion and support following this incident.
This is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
— ??Kai?? (@Salahbility) September 2, 2018
I watched that game, he was great honestly.
— ????Salah (@My11Salah) September 3, 2018
defensive error. Not karius’ fault at all
— lfcidil (@lfcidil) September 2, 2018
You need checking yourself..
He played a good game and that is not completely his fault.. defensive error too.. he kept them in the game with really good save 10 mins into the game!
— LFC is Life! (@tweet4manuraag) September 3, 2018
Leave the lad alone
— Milly's Ribena (@OkSourcee) September 2, 2018
Dude, saw the game, he played well. Don't spread hate for some Internet numbers
— Joemez (@bigjoegomez) September 3, 2018
He’s not at fault for that goal.
— Andy (@AndyTheRed83) September 2, 2018
Karius just made a great save for Besiktas, well in
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) September 2, 2018
It was certain that as soon as Karius made anything resembling a mistake, it would be immediately set upon by the dark corners of the football twittersphere. That is what has happened here. However, most Liverpool supporters have shown admirable support for the German goalkeeper. There are some Reds fans who have not been as kind, of course, but the majority have shown compassion to the struggling 25-year-old. These can’t have been an easy couple of months for the former Mainz shot-stopper, so he will definitely appreciate Liverpool supporters’ living up to their ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ motto. The goal wasn’t entirely Karius’s fault, anyway. Sure, he left his near post unattended which is a big no-no, but his defenders hardly helped him. They didn’t close down the crosser well enough, nor did they put sufficient pressure on Sakho. Karius needs to be left alone a bit now, but the support shown by Reds fans here is good to see.