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Loris Karius Hits Back At Critics After Mistake In Pre-Season Friendly

Loris Karius Hits Back At Critics After Mistake In Pre-Season Friendly

Loris Karius hit back at his critics on Sunday night.

The German was between the posts as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund in a pre-season friendly at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Liverpool took the lead Virgil van Dijk in the first half but Dortmund claimed the advantage through a Christian Pulisic double. Karius was at fault for neither of those goals.

The third, scored by Jacob Bruun Larsen, was different. After Pulisic cut inside onto his left, Karius saved but palmed the ball straight into the path of Larsen.

It was the 93rd minute of the pre-season friendly and a meaningless goal which made the game 3-1 but it is also another reason Liverpool fans will be thankful for the arrival of Allison.

There was also this moment in the first half:

In an Instagram story after the game, Karius had a dig at those he believes delight in seeing him make mistakes. Quoting Nelson Mandela, he said:

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To those who take joy in seeing other people fail or suffer, I feel for you. Whatever it is that's happening in your life to hold this much anger and hate, I pray that it passes and good things come to you.

Coincidentally, that is also a quote which Lewis Hamilton used at the weekend when taking a similar pop at his critics following a setback in qualifying for the German Grand Prix.

On the bench for Liverpool last night was young Cork goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. The 19-year-old former Ringmahon Rangers keeper played 30 minutes last week as Liverpool beat Blackburn.

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