Sunday 23 July 2017

'Won't copy your club legend Carragher again' - Neville bites back at Karius after 'expert' remarks

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karias was not impressed with Gary Neville's comments about his performance at the weekend.

First-choice Reds keeper Karius was at fault for Nathan Ake's goal which gifted Bournemouth a late victory against Liverpool in a 4-3 thriller at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.

After the game, Sky Sports pundit Neville and colleague Jamie Carragher were both highly critical of the 23-year-old.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Karius had some choice words for the United legend as he considered the criticism he received in the aftermath of the defeat.

"What critics say right after the game, I don't know what I think. If you asked them again would they say it now?" the Liverpool keeper asked.

"And I don't care what Gary Neville said.

"He was a manager for a short bit and now he is back to being an expert again.

"But he is always very critical. I think he does it to everyone.

"I just hope that when I do well he will comment on that. We will see in the future."

Neville responded to the player this evening with an Instagram post, which included a screenshot of remarks made by Carragher about the Anfield stopper, in a dig at Karius' different approaches to dealing with harsh words from the two pundits.

"My sincere apologies Karius. You're right. A failed manager hasn't a clue.

"I won't copy your great fan, pundit and club legend again."

Karius seemed to be much less hurt by the criticism of Liverpool legend Carragher than that dished out by Neville.

"Carragher was here at Liverpool for a long time so maybe after the game he was a bit frustrated," said Karius.

"He is probably still a supporter. I have to accept it."

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