Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was the bigger?
Errors such as these aren't going to do much for his confidence, and it remains to be seen as to whether Jurgen Klopp continues to show faith in him or is forced to consider alternative options as Liverpool can't afford to have the fear of Karius making a mistake burdening them.
"Until he has a few fantastic games you can not change that".
In Karius' second appearance since his error-strewn performance in last season's 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in May, the goalkeeper spilled Ollie Norburn's drilled free kick from close range that allowed Tranmere's Jonny Smith to swoop in and score. Until he has a few fantastic games, you can not change that. That you [the media] do what you do, we have to deal with it.
"You can stop (the criticism) by not asking, promise?" he told journalists at Tranmere.
"Never ask again, we will not talk about it - that would be great". Mistakes will happen, I don't like it - he doesn't like it, but it will happen. The Reds already got skipper Jordan Henderson, veteran James Milner, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain alongside the newly recruited duo who will also compete for a starting role in the middle of the park and the likely inclusion of a more creative midfield attacker will further jeopardize Wijnaldum's minutes under the German gaffer.
"But it's all about the boys, my door is that wide open so why should I make a decision today? We need to cool down the whole situation; let's play football, let's work on our weaknesses and use our strength and then everything will be good". "I would be really insane if I would not give these boys a chance - they are fantastic players, they've played fantastic games, so we will see what happens".