‘Stay strong Karius’: Mo Salah backs Liverpool teammate after social media abuse
Karius is said to be considering his future in Jurgen Klopp’s squad following the signing of the Brazilian ‘keeper from Roma for a world record fee for that position.
Salah, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool in the 2017-18 season, took to Twitter to write a note of support to his teammate, adding that Karius should “ignore those who hate.”
Klopp has indicated that Alisson will be first choice for this coming season, while Karius’ case to do so wasn’t exactly helped by an error-strewn performance in a 3-1 preseason defeat against Klopp’s former team Borussia Dortmund in the United States last Sunday.
“Of course that's not perfect for me, but I cannot say much more about that either,” Karius said of his status in Liverpool’s squad, per The Telegraph.
“I do not know that, I cannot say what I'm doing right now, there's still some time left [in the transfer window].”
Kloop further elaborated on his thoughts with a post on his Instagram Stories, in which he took aim at his critics.
“To those who take joy in seeing other people fail or suffer, I feel for you,” Karius wrote.
“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.”
Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas also penned a note in support of Karius, saying: “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***! Leave the Kid alone! He's also a person. As we all are!”