Steven Gerrard says Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has potential

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts on the side line as he watches his team comfortably beat Bury 6-0 during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

Steven Gerrard suggests Liverpool should have faith in Loris Karius.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts on the side line as he watches his team comfortably beat Bury 6-0 during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has suggested to The Liverpool Echo that Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has the potential to be very good.

Karius made two major mistakes in the Champions League final last season, as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper also made mistakes on occasions during the 2017-18 campaign.

Rangers manager and Liverpool legend Gerrard, though, has suggested that the former Germany Under-21 international could come good.

Gerrard told The Liverpool Echo: “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.”

Loris Karius of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.

New goalkeeper for Liverpool?

Mistakes happen with every player, even with big ones in big matches, but Karius’s overall performances for Liverpool have not exactly been great.

True, the German is still only 25 years of age and will improve, but will he become world class and be considered in the same bracket as Davie de Gea and Thibaut Courtois in the coming years?

No, and if Liverpool want to compete with the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona season after season in the Champions League, they need a world-class goalkeeper to make the saves that could win them big matches.

Loris Karius of Liverpool walks past the trophy looking dejected after the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev,...

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