Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes that Loris Karius still has the potential to be a “very good” goalkeeper and says if Reds manager Jurgen Klopp trusts him, Liverpool’s fans should, too.
The Reds’ search for a new keeper this summer has, so far, drawn a blank – and as matters stand Karius is set to continue as first choice next season.
But after his Champions League final meltdown in Kiev many Reds fans believe Klopp is taking a huge risk if he sticks with Karius.
The new Rangers boss, however, said: “Karius, to be fair to him, was getting stronger and stronger as the season when on.
“I think the key is does Jurgen think he has the mental strength to bounce back?
“Is he capable of parking that up, moving on and drawing from the experience?
“If Jurgen doesn’t think he is capable of bouncing back from that of course he will have to go into the market and get another goalkeeper but Jurgen knows him better than me.
“The easy thing to do is put a cross through his name and bin him but you have to remember he took Liverpool to the Champions League final.
“He is young so we don’t want to bin a good goalkeeper because he does have the potential to be very good.”
Karius is set to return to action for the Reds in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly at Chester.