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Loris Karius Takes A Pop At Gary Neville Over Bournemouth Criticism - Neville Responds!

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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After Liverpool's collapse away to Bournemouth last weekend, fingers were pointed in various directions as the game appeared to be wrapped up when Emre Can scored to give the reds a deserved 3-1 lead.

But Bournemouth hit back and somehow got the win after two late goals, and while Jurgen Klopp did nothing other than praise the opponent, the defending for all of the Cherries' goals came under scrutiny.

On Sky Sports, both Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville were highly critical of goalkeeper Loris Karius, for the equalizing goal in particular, and Neville even went as far as to say the German was not good enough to play in a team that is competing for a title.

Neville admits himself he is highly critical of goalkeepers, but Karius isn't bothered, and took a pop at the former Man Utd defender's failed managerial spell as he spoke to the Daily Mail:

So it wasn’t easy but I should have caught it and I don’t need anybody to tell me it was bad... because I know.
I am sorry that it cost us a point.

Carragher was here at Liverpool for a long time so maybe after the game he was a bit frustrated. He is probably still a supporter. I have to accept it. What critics say right after the game, I don’t know what I think. If you asked them again would they say it now?

And I don’t care what Gary Neville said. He was a manager for a short bit and now he is back to being an expert again.

But he is always very critical. I think he does it to everyone. I just hope that when I do well he will comment on that. We will see in the future.

Accepting Carragher's comments and rejecting Neville's is certainly a good way to go about making the fans happy, but the former Man Utd captain has pointed on his Instagram that it was Carragher who voiced the loudest concerns...


My sincere apologies Karius. You're right. A failed manager hasn't a clue. I won't copy your great fan , pundit and club legend again.


Karius does have his manager on his side, as Klopp discussed the German at his Friday press conference, using a recent mistake by David De Gea as an example of how every goalkeeper makes mistakes.

We analysed the game, I found eight players who could have defended the goal before Loris was involved.

He made a mistake which De Gea made a few days before. Even the best goalkeepers in the world make mistakes, it’s still possible.

Questions will still be asked of Karius, especially as Liverpool continue to challenge for top spot in the Premier League, but new signings always need time to adjust to a new league, especially goalkeepers.

After all, there were some Manchester United fans who wanted Anders Lindegaard to start over David De Gea after his early troubles...


[via Daily Mail]


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