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Liverpool right to stick with Loris Karius if world-class options are off the table

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Liverpool right to stick with Loris Karius if world-class options are off the table

Loris Karius is set to remain Liverpool’s number one next season.

The goalkeeping situation has been a big issue at Liverpool in recent weeks. It seemed Loris Karius had got over his troubles at Liverpool and was becoming a settled number one. He then had two major fumbles in the Champions League final as Liverpool lost 2-1 to Real Madrid.

That has led to a summer of speculation with Liverpool linked to the likes of Alisson at Roma and Jan Oblak at Atletico Madrid.

But it appears that Liverpool will now be standing by Karius. As reported by The Mirror, the German will be backed by his countryman Jurgen Klopp. It comes as Liverpool have simply been outpriced for moves in the keeper department, with astronomical price-tags on both Alisson and Oblak.

Whilst it is a decision that will disappoint many Liverpool fans it has to be said, it is the right one.

(Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

If Liverpool are not bringing in an exceptional world-class option in goal then there is no need to replace Karius.

Oblak or Alisson, yes. But with the pair off the menu, Liverpool would just be spending money on someone of the equal ability to their current troubled custodian.

Karius is prone to error but prior to the Champions League final things were improving. Plus, it may never be known quite how the concussion he picked up from a Sergio Ramos elbow impacted him during that game.

Without spending over £50-odd million Liverpool are not going to dramatically improve the goalkeeping position.

Therefore, sticking by Karius makes sense and Liverpool will hope the German can bounce back in style for the 2018-19 campaign.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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