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Liverpool have made a mistake letting Loris Karius leave on loan

Liverpool have barely put a foot wrong in the transfer market in recent seasons. The Reds have operated with surgical precision, we’ve addressed problem areas in the squad with efficient and cost effective moves, player sales funding the overhaul. However, Liverpool may have made a mistake letting Loris Karius leave on loan this season.

Liverpool may have made a mistake letting Loris Karius leave on loan this season. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Loris Karius nightmare

Liverpool signed Loris Karius back in 2016, paying Jürgen Klopp’s old club Mainz £4.7m for the goalkeeper.

The German have an impressive first season with the club. He proved to be a smart shot stopper and he was impressive when facing penalties.

Sure, there were some errors but he was a young goalie in a new country, he was bound to make some mistakes. On the whole he was promising if a little unconvincing.

Then the champions League final in Kiev happened, he cost us the game and Alisson was brought in as his replacement just weeks later.

Karius loan

This summer Loris Karius was allowed to leave on loan once again, joining German side Union Berlin for the season.

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The German had had an up and down time whilst on loan at Besiktas in Turkey and was seeking to get his career back on track.

When the move was announced there were some Kopites questioning whether it was the wisest decision given Adrian’s errors in big games.

Liverpool make Karius mistake?

At Aston Villa we saw the Reds defence rocked from the minute that Adrian showed them he wasn’t focused.

The Spaniard conceded just moments into the game after a sloppy pass of his let Villa in.

Last night’s performance showed that the Reds may well have been better off keeping Karius as Alisson’s deputy.

The German surely can’t be less reliable than Adrian and he did prove in his time at Anfield that he was, for the most part, a good goalkeeper.

Given that Ali is set to miss the next 4-6 weeks we could live to regret sticking with Adrian as our number two.

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