Liverpool star is 'killing' the team: Klopp has a huge decision to make - Carragher

JURGEN KLOPP has a huge decision to make on who his No.1 goalkeeper should be, claims Jamie Carragher.


Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 by Express.co.uk

Loris Karius has cemented himself as Liverpool's first choice this season with Simon Mignolet forced to settle for a spot on the bench.

The Belgian received plenty of criticism from fans and pundits last term for some of his displays, forcing Klopp to dip into the market in summer.

Karius completed his move from Mainz in May, but he has failed to set the world alight with his displays so far.

The 23-year-old cost his side a point when his gaffe late on against Bournemouth saw the Cherries win 4-3 at the Vitality Stadium last weekend.

And again today, Karius' performance came into question when he arguably could of kept out Dimitri Payet's drew-kick as West Ham earned a point in their 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

Liverpool star is 'killing' the team: Klopp has a huge decision to make - Carragher
Loris Karius has come in for criticism of late for his displays

Carragher didn't hold back on his views of the German after the match and believes Jurgen Klopp may have to revert back to Mignolet if he wants his side to get back to winning ways.

"The big decision now for Jurgen Klopp is, does he stick with the 'keeper or change to Mignolet?" Craggier told Sky Sports.

"I have been critical of Mignolet over the two or three years he has been here, but this season Mignolet was doing okay and he changed him.

"Now I am not having a go at Jurgen Klopp for that, because if you buy a 'keeper, it is a big thing to buy a 'keeper, it is not one plays one week, one plays the other. He is your No1.

"But when he has been asked two questions, he has had nothing else to do, and the answers are not there again.

"Now you have Middlesbrough away on Wednesday and then the derby on Monday and Liverpool are going through a tricky spell. Jurgen Klopp may feel it will kill the lad's confidence, but at this moment he is killing the team on the pitch in terms of not getting the points.

"Liverpool should have another five points and so the big decision now for the manager is whether to bring Mignolet back, or does he stick with Karius? And right now, I would change to Mignolet."

Mignolet hasn't started a game in the Premier League since Liverpool's 2-1 win over Chelsea in September.

He has been Klopp's first choice in the EFL Cup however, and has so far helped the Reds to the semi-finals of the competition.

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