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Karius’ Besiktas struggles show Liverpool should have binned him off ages ago

Karius’ Besiktas struggles show Liverpool should have binned him off ages ago

While Liverpool’s current No.1 Alisson is thriving, a former one in Loris Karius is struggling.

Karius departed Anfield this summer to join Besiktas on loan following Alisson’s arrival on Merseyside, but things are not exactly going to plan for the German.

The Breakdown

According to Turkish outlet Fotomac, Besiktas are looking to terminate Karius’ loan in January with the 25-year-old failing to make an impression in the Super Lig thus far, although the Evening Standard reports that Liverpool’s agreement with the Black Eagles contains no such early termination option.

Nevertheless, it is clear that Karius is not having the greatest of spells in Turkey, further displaying why Jurgen Klopp had to get rid of the former Mainz man and replace him with Alisson.

In fact, bringing in a superior shot-stopper to not just Karius but also Simon Mignolet is something Klopp should have done a while ago — the ex-Borussia Dortmund manager could have had a Champions League title to his name if he had acted earlier.

Not much needs to be said about Karius’ disastrous display in Liverpool’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid back in May, while Mignolet has never looked convincing between the sticks since arriving from Sunderland in the summer of 2013.

What is most important now, though, is that the Reds look to finally have a No.1 who they can rely on and one who should help them challenge for the Premier League title this season among other honours both now and in the future.

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