Fernando Muslera made a clanger and everyone’s making the easy comparison
You’ve got to wonder when this will stop.
When the ball bounced behind and into Fernando Muslera’s net, as what should have been a comfortable save became one for the World Cup blooper reel, Loris Karius probably turned off his Twitter notifications.
The Liverpool goalkeeper has become synonymous with goalkeeping errors since the Champions League final, and this evening his name was trending online once again.
Muslera just went full Karius. Never go full Karius. #URUFRA— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) July 6, 2018
Uruguay manager at half time: "Lloris is a great goalie, be more like him."— Rhys James (@rhysjamesy) July 6, 2018
Muslera: "Loris. Got it."
Muslera’s clanger allowed Antoine Griezmann’s shot to beat him and gifted France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in their World Cup quarter final tie.
Karius was at fault twice as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in May.
It’s not the first time goalkeepers have been compared to Karius this World Cup either, with mistakes from Spain’s David De Gea and Argentina’s Willy Caballero getting the same treatment.
Muslera joining De Gea in the Karius challenge. #URUFRA— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 6, 2018
All in all, it’s become something of a trend.
‘He’s done a Karius’ is now an established phrase in the football dictionary.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 6, 2018
However, it does mean goalkeepers who do make mistakes can at least rely on some sympathetic fans in particular to show their support.
Poor Muslera. True Uruguay legend. Will be remembered for this now.— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) July 6, 2018
Poor Muslera getting hate on FT despite being such a great servant for Uruguay over the years— Aayush (@Reus_11x) July 6, 2018
Goalkeeping has to go down as one of the worst jobs on the planet
Dont be sorry. You did everything for your country. Always with you. ❤️🇺🇾🇹🇷 @1_Muslera_25— Elif (@elifycdg) July 6, 2018
Who would be a goalkeeper?