Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has never really had a look-in at the Merseyside club since his horrendous display in the Champions League final in 2018 and former Reds’ shot-stopper Chris Kirkland believes that the German will never play for the Anfield club again, thus he won’t get the chance to make up for that horrific night in Kyiv.
What Kirkland had to say about Karius
Kirkland revealed that he expects Liverpool to finally let Karius leave permanently next summer, thus ending any hopes whatsoever of him playing for The Reds again.
Speaking exclusively to Transfer Tavern about the German’s situation at Liverpool, he said: “I’d imagine that Karius will go at the end of the season.”
It would be the best time for Karius to leave Liverpool
It hasn’t been the easiest ride for Jurgen Klopp when it comes to the goalkeeper position at Liverpool. Alisson was out injured for a small period already this campaign. That was his third injury since the start of last season, and he has missed a total of 17 games due to those different fitness issues (Transfermarkt).
Reserve goalkeeper Adrian has stepped in during Alisson’s absences but he has made multiple errors, including in the Champions League last season, when his mistakes resulted in Atletico Madrid knocking The Reds out of Europe’s biggest club competition.
Still, even after these high-profile mistakes, Adrian has still been higher up in the pecking order than Karius, who was sent to Berlin on loan during the last transfer window.
Klopp, as Kirkland rightly points out, clearly believes that Karius is surplus to requirements and with the German ‘keeper out of contract in the summer of 2022, it would be best for the Reds to sell him on a permanent basis at the end of the current campaign in order to get some type of fee for a player who is not wanted by the club’s manager.
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