Loris Karius received extreme criticism following his poor display in the final of UEFA Champions League 2017/18 against Real Madrid. The Liverpool goalkeeper conceded three goals, which included two poor mistakes.
The first was a schoolboy error, as Karim Benzema intercepted his throw and scored in an empty net. For the second, his handling let him down, as a tame Gareth Bale attempt crept in the goal.
Following the defeat, there were barrage of criticism towards Karius. But Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backed his No.1, claiming he shouldn't be subjected to such criticism.
Now, after over a month, history has repeated itself for Karius. In a preseason win over Tranmere Rovers, the Liverpool goalkeeper created another major blunder.
This prompted hilarious responses on Twitter, where users mocked the goalkeeper.
But his manager stood by his side even after this mistake. Klopp said, "Now Loris concedes that goal but we cannot start the story always after each mistake. Mistakes will happen. I don't like it. You don't like it. He doesn't like it but they do happen, so let's carry on and make the best of all these situations to learn from it.
"You [the media] can all stop it immediately -- promise. You never ask again, that would be one little step. Yeah, [the reaction] will probably happen for a while until he has a few fantastic games -- that is how the situation is. We cannot change that. Our job is to perform and you do what you do and that is part of the deal.
"It is obvious, we don't have to hide it. Yes, he could have made that save, even though the shot was not easy to deal with. I've seen this situation 500 times at least in my life -- bam, against the chest, going down. But no one likes that in these situations."