Liverpool will be defending their Premier League crown this season, for the first time in three decades the Reds will be the team to beat. Jürgen Klopp doesn’t have to make any drastic changes to his playing staff ahead of the new campaign but he does have some decisions to make when it comes to the backup brigade, such as deciding on a backup goalkeeper. Liverpool fans have been debating whether Loris Karius or Adrian should be our number two next season.
Loris Karius will go down in infamy in Liverpool folklore after he single handedly threw away the Champions League.
The German goalkeeper made two atrocious errors to hand Real Madrid the European crown in Kiev, he hasn’t been the Reds number one since.
The shot stopper was loaned out to Besiktas and is now back training with the first team, a sight few expected to ever see again.
Adrian not up to it?
Klopp brought Adrian in on a free transfer last summer to act as Alisson Becker’s deputy.
The Spaniard had an impressive start to life on Merseyside, winning the Super Cup for the Reds with some penalty shootout heroics – he was also impressive in the Champions League against Napoli.
However, later on in the season, when it mattered, the keeper let us down. The Spaniard conceded a string of goals from outside the box in the FA Cup and Champions League, causing the club to be eliminated from both competitions.
Karius or Adrian?
With Karius and Adrian now training with the first team again, Liverpool fans have been debating who should be number two next season.
The Tactical Times believes that Karius is more than up to the task.
If Loris Karius is content to feature for 10 games per season, Liverpool will have an excellent number 2.
— The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) August 19, 2020
The German has been described as ‘far superior’ to Adrian.
While I don’t believe Adrian is as bad as some people make him out to be, I do believe Karius should be our no.2. He’s far superior to Adrian and would actually start of a few teams in the PL if they would forget about that final.
He’s not a bad GK.
— Max Amon (@theamonmax) August 19, 2020
Some aren’t as convinced, some are rather traumatised.
People saying Karius is better than Adrian wouldn’t be saying that if they had been at Tranmere for his first game back after Kiev!😳
— The Lad’s Dad (@IanR_1970) August 19, 2020
Others are happy to cash in on the ex-Mainz man.
Karius is better than Adrian, in my opinion, but he’d also make money if we sold him. https://t.co/yAk78rcZRY
— Matt 🏆 (@FalseFMatt) August 19, 2020
Some believe that Adrian has been given too much leeway.
Actual state of some of our fans man. Will say no to Karius because of one or two big mistakes but when you use the same logic for Adrian they say “all keepers make mistakes”. Karius is clear
— 𝚃𝚃 (@TheGerrardRoIe) August 19, 2020
Are some fans forgetting that Karius actually impressed throughout the 17/18 season?
The black cloud that hangs over Kiev makes it difficult for Karius to ever play for us again, but anyone who thinks Adrian is a better goalkeeper is straight up wrong.
Karius kept 16 clean sheets in 31 in 17/18 for us with a worse defence — Adrian has 3 in 18.
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) August 19, 2020
Karius had Lovren and Moreno in his defence most of the time ffs, still got UCL golden glove and a fair few PL clean sheets
Most of the time the ball went near Adrian it was a goal
— 🔴 (@archieIfc) August 19, 2020
Is it time for the German to redeem himself?
I can’t be the only one that would much rather have Karius as our number 2 next season instead of Adrian? Redemption season. pic.twitter.com/gbisEkgE8T
— Shaun (@ShaunlfcT) August 15, 2020