Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has the ability to bounce back from his Champions League final horror show, that’s the message from former Reds ‘keeper David James.
James wasn’t short of some pretty high profile mistakes during his time between the sticks at Anfield, earning him the nickname of Calamity James, but it didn’t stop him having an impressive career, making 572 appearances in the Premier League, as well as winning 53 international caps.
While Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Alisson Becker, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jan Oblak and Jasper Cillessen, as potential replacements for Karius, the former England goalkeeper has backed the current Red’s number one to ‘bounce back’:
“He’s got time on his side for sure,” James told the Daily Mirror.
“He’s a talented goalkeeper. Unfortunately, it was a Champions League final where it didn’t quite go right for him.
“If you want to be playing in those games, you have to expect things like this.
“Playing for Liverpool comes with a tremendous upside, but if there is a downside, then every mistake is going to be amplified more than anyone else’s.
“Goalkeeper is a tough position to play at Liverpool.
“I hope Karius is given an opportunity to set the record straight and prove why he was such an important buy. I hope he’s able to bounce back and prove what a good goalkeeper he could be.”
James’ view isn’t one shared by all ex-pro’s though, with Danny Murphy believing that it will be ‘impossible’ for him to play for the club ever again.