Sunday’s 4-1 home defeat to Manchester City has all but ended Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title amid a dramatic loss of form by some of the club’s top players, in particular goalkeeper Alisson.
The Brazilian international used Sunday’s game to prove to his manager that he’ll never make the grade as an outfield player, gifting the visitors two goals with his impression of Stig Inge Bjørnebye.
However, it appears there may be dark forces at work at Anfield.
Paddy Power has obtained material which could explain why the man, who only up until few days ago was regarded as the world’s best No.1, has suddenly morphed into Massimo Taibi.
German shot-stopper Loris Karius, who is currently back in his homeland on-loan at Union Berlin after becoming a laughing stock after his dreadful performance in the 2018 Champions League Final, is believed to have been practising the art of voodoo in an attempt to unsettle the man who replaced him at Anfield.
Reports have emerged claiming Karius had been staying behind after training, firing shots at what looked like a rag doll figure in the frame of the goal.
When team-mates became concerned that his locker was becoming chock full of the dolls and knitting needles, Karius is understood to have told them that he had simply joined his local sewing bee as he was desperate to have an interest outside of football.
Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer refused to be drawn on why Karius was left on the bench for last weekend’s 1-0 defeat away to Klopp’s former club Mainz, although did admit to feeling random jabs of pain on his body throughout the game.
Karius refused to comment on the voodoo theory and insists he’s merely been sent to Berlin by Klopp to share his Instagram influencer skills with the German club’s players.
“Jurgen said he’s a big fan on my Insta stories, particularly from the summer of 2018,” the goalkeeper said. “His message was to go away and not come back until I’ve spread the word as far and wide as possible.”
The outgoing Premier League champions were not prepared to respond to the allegations, with sources in the North-West claiming Klopp was still in a state of shock after Sunday’s home defeat
However, the Liverpool boss is said to be confident Alisson’s feet will warm up in time for their next fixture away at Leicester on Saturday.
Klopp is understood to be “unconcerned” about the apparent curse surrounding Alisson, although we understand he has been in conversation with Sir Kenny Dalglish over the possibility of bringing an Ouija board in the Anfield Boot Room before Saturday’s trip to the King Power Stadium.
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