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08th Jul 2018

WATCH: Loris Karius drops an absolute clanger during warm up for pre-season friendly

Not what he needed after the Champions League final

Reuben Pinder

Oh for fu…

There is other football happening at the moment. Yes, while the World Cup is taking place, there are other football matches going on. Why? Your guess is as good as mine, but they’re happening, and people are even attending them.

Liverpool played Chester in a pre-season friendly yesterday afternoon during the England game, so naturally, amid the hysteria you might have missed this moment.

Cast your mind back just six weeks and you may remember the Champions League final. Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid after goalkeeper Loris Karius gifted Madrid two goals, prompting severe criticism before it emerged that he had suffered concussion during the game.

While warming up for yesterday’s pre-season friendly, the German goalkeeper was catching shots. That is until he dropped one through his legs.

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Karius, who will suffer from extra nerves every time he catches a ball for the rest of his career.

Liverpool fans gave him a warm welcome back to pre-season training after he tweeted for the first time since the Champions League final, but you can understand why they’d feel apprehensive about going into next season with Karius as number one.

Liverpool went on to win the match 7-0.