Some Liverpool fans were left ruing some unconvincing moments from young goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros in the under-19 team’s 4-1 UEFA Youth League defeat away to Benfica this afternoon.
As noted by the club’s official Twitter account @LFC, the Portuguese side opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Goncalo Ramos unleashed a 30-yard shot that dipped late, catching out the Czech ‘keeper who may feel he could have reacted better to the effort.
It wasn’t how the 18-year-old would have wanted to begin his first UEFA Youth League outing of the season, although he atoned for that apparent error shortly before half-time when saving a penalty from Tiago Dantas with Benfica 3-1 to the good not long after Tyler Morton had pulled a goal back for the Reds.
Unfortunately, his afternoon worsened just before the hour mark when another long-range shot from Ramos ended up in the net after the Liverpool ‘keeper let the ball slip out of his hands and could only watch it bounce off the post and over the line (as per @AndyK_LivNews on Twitter).
That's terrible goalkeeping by Jaros
— ??((•• ???ßõß ••))?? (@Gembob10) March 3, 2020
Jaros should do better
— Lauren (@_laurendoherty_) March 3, 2020
Jaros doing a Pickford, terrible goalkeeping
— Eathen.. (@Eathen_1892) March 3, 2020
What was Jaros doing man? ?
— ?? (@oskargw) March 3, 2020
Jaros may as well not have hands loooool
— ?? (@Aran0123) March 3, 2020
Howler from the keeper, that’s 4-1 and surely game over. What a rollercoaster for Jaros, who has made some great stops as well as saving a penalty, but has also been directly at fault for two goals.
— James Martin (@JamesMartin013) March 3, 2020
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