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​Liverpool icon Gerrard backs Karius for future success

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes that goalkeeper Loris Karius can still have a very good career at the club.

Loris was at fault for two of the goals Liverpool conceded in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Some fans want to see him sold and replaced by a better keeper, such as Alisson from Roma. But Gerrard believes the German keeper can bounce back.

Gerrard, now in charge at Rangers, said to the Liverpool Echo: "Karius, to be fair to him, was getting stronger and stronger as the season when on.

"I think the key is does Jurgen think he has the mental strength to bounce back?

"Is he capable of parking that up, moving on and drawing from the experience?

"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."

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