It’s been barely over a month since the Champions League final- the one in which Lorius Karius made two howlers, which were eventually diagnosed as errors caused due to concussion.
However the young German’s confidence looks visibly shot- is he in the right frame of mind to start for Liverpool next season? Judging by this howler in pre-season against Tranmere, the answer would perhaps be no. Should Klopp start looking for another keeper? The Liverpool gaffer defended Karius after the game, but at this moment, not all fans feel that the latter has overcome his mental demons. The Reds have a massive fan base, which also means that Karius will be subject to greater levels of scrutiny than, say, back in his native Germany. Continue reading
The Arsenal vs Liverpool fixture again proved to be one full of goals, but the Reds will be ruing their defensive lapses that converted what was looking to be an easy victory into a hard fought draw. There were only six and a half minutes in the second half between the visitors going 2-0 ahead and then falling 3-2 behind. Arsenal effectively scored their three goals in the space of five odd minutes, and all three were courtesy of defensive mistakes.
For the first and third Arsenal goals, right back Joe Gomez was guilty while much maligned goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will not have endeared himself to fans after he let Granit Xhaka’s powerful shot in.
Some more abysmal defending from the Reds Continue reading
Liverpool avenged their 4-3 loss at the Vitality Stadium suffered last season with a four goal demolition of Eddie Howe’s side at the same venue on Sunday. The architect of the victory was Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho, who started the rout with this superb solo goal. Robertson with the assist- the goal and the trickery was Phil’s, but Roberton’s run played an important role in the Bournemouth defenders’ indecisiveness.
Coutino’s fellow forwards Firmino and Salah were also on the scoresheet Continue reading