'Fooling the world': Under-fire Liverpool keeper back with another howler

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has fluffed his lines again as the horrors of his performance in the Champions League final linger ahead of the new season.

The German made his second appearance of the pre-season when he was introduced at the half-time break of a 3-2 friendly win over Tranmere Rovers.

After a clean sheet in 45 minutes of action against Chester over the weekend, Karius was brought back to earth on Tuesday in England.

The gloveman failed to catch a free kick shot right at his chest, spilling the ball right to Tranmere’s Jonny Smith for a tap-in goal.

Liverpool fans had hoped the club would buy a new goalkeeper after his howlers in the 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid at the end of May.

Karius mouthed ‘f*** off’ after conceding the goal. Pic: LFC TV

But Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who is reportedly convinced Karius’s errors in the final were as a result of concussion, continues to back his 25-year-old No.1.

“You can stop (the criticism) by not asking, promise?” he told journalists at Tranmere.

“Until he has a few fantastic games you cannot change that. Our job is to support Loris. That’s our part of the deal. I saw this situation 500 times in my life: the ball hits his chest but what can you do?”