Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli has been labelled ‘not good enough to be an understudy in the Championship’ following one more poor efficiency towards Liverpool.
Despite a large first-half scare wherein Liverpool misplaced their 2-0 first-leg lead, the Reds got here again to attain three targets, with the assistance of Villarreal’s erratic keeper.
The three-time capped Argentina worldwide was signed by Manchester City in 2016, however by no means performed for the membership, and it’s straightforward to see why.
Rulli’s capacity was already known as into query at Anfield when his aspect had been dominated in a 2-0 defeat in a match that noticed him battle to carry onto the ball.
The 29-year-old regarded shaky all through the primary leg, however issues acquired worse again in Spain along with his aspect trying to maintain onto a shocking comeback after levelling the tie 2-2 on combination.
Unfortunately for Villarreal although, Rulli let a Fabinho shot straight at him via his legs, earlier than failing to gather a close-range Luis Diaz header that was heading straight for him.
A wild rush off his aim line then noticed Mane spherical the previous Real Sociedad man to finish the tie, and talkSPORT host Jason Cundy was removed from impressed.
“The goalkeeper, he’s a shocker, I’m sorry,” Cundy stated. “He was at fault for 4 of the 5 targets.
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“How are you able to go right into a Champions League semi-final with a goalkeeper that isn’t ok to be an understudy within the Championship?
“Honestly, Sam Johnstone, there’s a lot of clubs after him, he’s out of contract, he’s a better goalkeeper than what I saw tonight and what I’ve seen over the two legs.”
England worldwide Johnstone will seemingly be on the transfer this summer time, having beforehand been linked to Premier League aspect Arsenal.
Who is aware of although, possibly subsequent season he might be at Villarreal.
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