Karius: Why it’s hard to be a Liverpool defender

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has explained that being a Liverpool defender is difficult because of their unusually high line.

Karius: Why it’s hard to be a Liverpool defender

Karius: Why it’s hard to be a Liverpool defender

New £75m signing Virgil van Dijk was criticised for his performances against Swansea and Tottenham but he was excellent against Southampton on Sunday.

Karius earned our praise in the 2-0 win but the Dutchman was particularly good against his old team; his teammate has explained why playing in Liverpool’s defence can be difficult.

Virgil van Dijk laughing all game, clearing everything and going for a run down the left wing coz he felt like it. What a fella.

— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) February 11, 2018

“Virgil has played quite a bit now and we’re getting more used to each other – that’s important for the team,” Karius told the Liverpool Echo.

“He’s a top player – that’s why Liverpool paid the price they did for him. Of course he has to adapt a bit because our style is so different. We defend high. He needs to get used to Dejan and Joel.

“But the more he gets used to our style, he’s finding his feet more and more. It’s good to see and as a keeper you feel comfortable having players like that in front of you. The clean sheet was great for all of us.”

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