‘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.”
Stay strong Karius, it has happened to the best of players. Ignore those who hate.@LorisKarius— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) July 23, 2018
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!”