Loris Karius is a shadow of the player he was in the months leading up to the Champions League final in May. A lot of Liverpool fans were convinced that the German had put his mistakes behind him and was ready to step up, however, he then suffered that night in Kiev and now it seems he doesn’t have a future at Anfield as The Mirror report he close to a loan move to Besiktas.
Loris Karius could still be on the move before the end of the month https://t.co/I0TUyJvSuj
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 20 August 2018
After signing Alisson Becker from Roma earlier in the summer it was made pretty clear that one of Karius or Simon Mignolet would be leaving the club to chase first-team football and it now seems that both could leave. Alisson will be the undisputed number one at Anfield and it looks like Jurgen Klopp will finally have a team that is capable of competing all over the pitch now he’s secured the Brazilian’s signature.
Unfortunately, that means that one of his other keepers will be leaving. Danny Ward left for Leicester in a deal worth over £12 million, leaving just three senior options at the club. That being said, a lot of fans will be hoping that Klopp can force one of the club’s younger goalkeepers into the senior squad to be the third choice if they are to see off Karius to Istanbul in the last days of the European transfer window.
You can read the Kopites’ verdict on Karius’ supposed move to Turkey here:
It'll be good for the lad.
— scott (@ScottMoffett01) August 20, 2018
Perhaps a build of confidence would be good !
— Rita Finlay (@RitaFinlay1) 20 August 2018
Be the best move for him
— BullDog Productions (@cjcolesy) August 20, 2018
Not a bad idea. They can have him for free.
— Yinka Oyesanya (@Bomber25) August 20, 2018
Good outcome for him
— Studs Up (@StudsUpFootball) August 20, 2018
This is good news
— Mesiri (@jighson) 20 August 2018
please @BesiktasEnglish do this favour to us!
— George P. Bassakos (@gbassakos) August 20, 2018
The fans are all in agreement that a move away would be best for Karius and they’ll be hoping that if it is a loan deal then he can regain some confidence in his time away.