Jurgen Klopp was forced to defend Loris Karius after the goalkeeper's latest error in Liverpool's pre-season friendly win over Tranmere Rovers.
With Liverpool leading 3-0, the German spilt a free-kick from Rovers midfielder Ollie Norburn, allowing Jonny Smith to pull a goal back. His side eventually held on to win 3-2, but afterwards Klopp was left to field familiar questions about his No.1.
"No one likes this goal," he told reporters. “It is obvious, we don't have to hide it.
"Yes, he could have made that save even though the shot was not easy to deal with. I've seen this situation 500 times at least in my life – bam, against the chest and the ball is going down.
“But no-one likes that in these situations.”
At Chester on Saturday, he had called for "calm" with regards to his goalkeeping situation, but Karius' latest slip - albeit in a meaningless game - will ensure the debate over the No.1 jersey remains open.
Liverpool, for now, look like they will enter the season without signing a first-choice shot-stopper, with a deal for Roma's Brazilian international Alisson Becker proving difficult to negotiate.
That leaves Karius to fight it out with Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward for the No.1 spot. Ward played the first half against Tranmere, making a sharp save from James Norwood just before the break, while Mignolet will return to Melwood at the beginning of August following his World Cup campaign with Belgium. None of the three, it should be said, have convinced that they can be Liverpool's goalkeeper for the long term.
Karius, though, is the man in the spotlight, and given the high-profile nature of his errors in Kiev, that will remain the case for some time yet - something Klopp is well aware of.
"We cannot start the story always after each mistake," he said. "Mistakes will happen. I don't like it, you don't like it, he doesn't like it but they do happen so let's carry on and make the best of all these situations to learn from it.
“You [the media] can all stop it immediately – promise? You never ask again, that would be one little step!
“Yeah, it will probably happen for a while until he has a few fantastic games, that is how the situation is. We cannot change that. Our job is to perform and you do what you do and that is part of the deal.
“No-one likes that goal but if we talk about the second goal I think it was Millie's [James Milner's] fault together with [Pedro] Chirvella. Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was the bigger? I would say the second one but we don't talk about that."
Liverpool were at least able to reflect on a second win in the space of four days, as first-half goals from Rafa Camacho, Sheyi Ojo and Adam Lallana saw them past a spirited Tranmere. Fabinho and Naby Keita started together in midfield for the first time, as Klopp fielded two entirely different teams against the newly-promoted League Two side.
Liverpool are next in action on Saturday when they travel to Bury.