Iker Casillas also defended the young German after his mistake led to Borussia Dortmund’s third goal in a 3-1 friendly win over the Reds on their USA tour
Loris Karius sent a message to his haters after making another blunder in Liverpool’s pre-season defeat to Borussia Dortmund.
It appears the 25-year-old German has not yet recovered from his nightmare performance in the Champions League final against Real Madrid – where he was punished for two costly mistakes.
Fans had hoped Karius would come back stronger from his Kiev horror show, especially after manager Jurgen Klopp appeared to back him as his number one for the forthcoming season.
However, the it seemed the club decided enough is enough after he gifted League Two club Tranmere Rovers a goal – which prompted the scorer to yell “you’re f***ing s**t” towards the goalkeeper – in a pre-season friendly earlier this summer.
He has since lost his No.1 shirt to Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, who arrived at Anfield last week in a deal which could rise to £67million.
With their new signing still unavailable to play, Karius was in the net for Sunday’s friendly against Dortmund and he drew even more criticism when he parried a Christian Pulisic shot straight into the path of Jacob Bruun Larsen, who slotted home easily to round off a 3-1 win over the Reds.
And the young goalkeeper responded to his critics with a post on Instagram:
“To those who take joy in seeing other people fail or suffer, I feel for you,” it read.
“Whatever it is that’s happening in your life to hold this much anger and hate, I pray that it passes and good things come to you.”
Legendary Spanish keeper Iker Casillas also leapt to Karius’ defence on social media, telling fans to get off the German’s back.
He posted on Twitter: “Will this attack @LorisKarius ever end? I’m talking about him like so many other goalkeepers
“There are many more serious problems in the world. F**k!
“Leave the kid alone! He’s also a person. As we all are!”