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"Redemption season": Liverpool fans debate Karius v Adrian for number 2

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.

Liverpool fans have been debating whether Loris Karius or Adrian should be second choice keeper next season. (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

Kiev nightmare

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.

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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.

The German has been described as ‘far superior’ to Adrian.

Some aren’t as convinced, some are rather traumatised.

Others are happy to cash in on the ex-Mainz man.

Some believe that Adrian has been given too much leeway.

Are some fans forgetting that Karius actually impressed throughout the 17/18 season?

Is it time for the German to redeem himself?

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