Loris Karius chat dominates the show as you would expect after Liverpool’s pre-season friendly 3-2 result against Tranmere given his error.
It puts some pressure on him and there is pressure on the manager too.
Elsewhere Liverpool were poor second half but Fabinho and Naby Keita impressed in the first 45 minutes.
The Anfield Wrap also managed to grab Jurgen Klopp after the game. How exciting is that?
Hosted by Neil Atkinson with Paul Senior and Dan Morgan, it’s our second post match show of pre-season.
Klopp: “For the sake of football fans, I must never replace Karius. Where else would one get comc relief from watching Liverpool play football?”
You are right about the lazy press and Karius. Here in the U.S., there were two Ronaldo stories, France winning story, and then one about Karius making a mistake. This was before the Thai team story and the Man City/Mahrez story. There is no way a layer in a friendly in England should make the papers in the U.S…. sigh.
Just confirms the strong interest for LFC related stories here in the USA.
Keep on ‘sighing’, mate. You’ll have plenty of opportunity if that clown stays in goal.
I think most of the young lads will not make it. Ojo is pleasing on the eye, but lacks substance. Origi is a sorry mess and Sturridge will be on his way as well. Solanke will presumably make the cut. As for Karius, I don’t think Klopp’s clean sheet strategy is anything more than making sure he has a chance of resurrecting his career in general, but unless he starts performing miracles this won’t be as first choice at Liverpool.
The main question is who to buy. Is Allisson good enough for such a price tag? Oblak has played in a defensive team. Is he as good as people say? Beyond that who? There has been noise about Courtois leaving Chelsea, but whether Liverpool is a viable option for all parties concerned is doubtful. (He’d be my choice). Beyond that who is not going to make any mistakes? Answer nobody.
We all assume Mignolet will be off this summer. That means Liverpool will have to buy a goalkeeper. If Klopp has identified one it will presumably be that one, eventually. Do you know who we wants? No, I thought not.