7 Nov 2016

Ex-Red insists: Liverpool should've 'broke the bank' to sign 'world-class' €22m star instead of 'nervy' Karius

Ex-Red Charlie Adam has suggested that Liverpool made a mistake signing 'nervy' goalkeeper Loris Karius this summer.

Speaking to the BBC on Monday, Adam - who spent a year at Anfield during Kenny Dalglish's second spell in charge - explained:

“They [Liverpool] haven't had a top goalkeeper since Reina. I don’t feel comfortable with Lorus Karius. He doesn’t impress me. I thought they would have broke the bank to get Joe Hart to Anfield in the summer.”

Karius may not impress Adam (and others), but so far, his stats for Liverpool are impressive:

* 6 goals conceded in 7 games (One every every 105 mins. 2 clean sheets).

* As a comparison, David De Gea, the (alleged) best 'keeper in the Premier League, is conceding a goal every 80 mins this season.

* With Karius in the team, the Reds have won 7 of the last 8 games, and are now top of the league.

I don't see how these facts can be argued against. Karius's primary role is to stop the opposition scoring goals, and he is doing that, to the overall benefit of the team.

Additionally, I'd argue that Karius is growing in confidence with each passing game, with Watford being his most accomplished performance yet. The German made 3-4 great saves during the game, and looked commanding behind the back four.

Of course, it may all fall apart in the coming weeks, but right now, Karius is justifying Klopp's decision to elevate him to Liverpool's number one.

^ Karius: €18.5m-rated. Hart: €22m-rated (CIES Football Observatory). Hailed as 'world-class' by Willy Caballero



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