Liverpool Keeper Loris Karius Shows He’s The Man For The Job By Roasting Gary Neville

No goalkeeper is immune to the vast amount of criticism that will inevitably come their way. Whether being rounded on for a costly howler, unavoidable inexperience or just a perceived general lack of command, a keeper's life is an incessant trial by fire.

A 20-year-old David de Gea making consistent Premier League appearances for Manchester United during his first season in England was a “dodgy keeper” that needed “to grow into his kit”. 

Adorable Little Mascot Ruthlessly Dabs On Opposing Goalkeeper

Oh no.

Heidenheim goalkeeper Kevin Muller has been roasted, burned to a crisp by a young mascot. Before Heidenheim played Hannover in the German 2. Bundesliga last Friday, Muller was dabbed on.

Muller just wanted a handshake. Instead he got the dab. This is what you get for trying to be polite. Kids these days. No respect.

To add injury to insult, Muller ended up leaving the game with a cut on his neck. It wasn't as bad as it looked, but Muller ended up with 13 stitches and some very wounded pride.

Goalkeepers Are Insane. These Are The Most Insane Goalkeeping Records

Goalkeepers are odd. Anyone who’s ever been forced into the position by a lack of numbers can attest that it is a lonely, nerve-racking experience back there, but that’s the life they chose. 

Individual awards have an extreme preference for goal scorers, and a goalkeeper has only ever been awarded the Ballon d’Or on a single occasion — that being Lev Yashin in 1963. 

However, these goalkeeping records show the remarkable achievements that the position has contributed to the game.

Keeper Scores Bicycle Kick Equalizer Deep In Stoppage Time

Baroka grabbed a late draw against the Orlando Pirates in South Africa's PSL after their goalie joined the attack and scored with a bicycle kick. Yes, that's right. Goalkeeper equalizer. At the death. With a bicycle kick. We have to seperate those words out like that because they just don't make sense in a sentence.

Chapecoense Goalkeeper Nivaldo Announces Retirement After Plane Crash

Following the tragic plane crash that killed 19 Chapecoense players, 42-year-old goalkeeper Nivaldo, who was left off the Brazilian club's trip to the Copa Sudamerica final in Colombia, has announced his retirement from football.

A Miracle In Chapeco

If you believe in soccer, you have to believe in miracles. And a 31-year-old goalkeeper in Brazil nicknamed Danilo just performed the greatest of miracles against a team that has none other than the Pope as its most avid fan.

Odds are, unless you are an avid spectator of the Brazilian League you have never seen or heard of Danilo. Let us provide a brief introduction.

Is Gianluigi Buffon The Greatest Goalkeeper Of All Time?

With 167 caps, Gianluigi Buffon has matched Spain’s Iker Casillas as Europe’s most capped international player of all time. This marks a major milestone for the Italian legend, but it isn’t necessarily unexpected.

Buffon, affectionately nicknamed Gigi, began his professional career with Parma in 1995 at the tender age of 17 and almost immediately became a household name. He was called up to the national team in 1997 and went to his first of many World Cups just a year later, in 1998 at the age of 20. 

Tim Howard Might Be Out For The Rest Of The Playoffs

According to ESPNFC, Tim Howard's muscle injury sustained against Mexico Friday is worse than first thought, and the Rapids' goalkeeper is in danger of missing the rest of the MLS playoffs.