26-year-old on loan shot-stopper will come back to Liverpool in summer
It’s been said many times before, but once a shot-stopper loses the confidence of a manager and the team, then there’s no real option but to move on and re-establish yourself somewhere else. Loris Karius isn’t a bad goalkeeper, but he will forever be remembered in Merseyside club for that performance in the Champions League final.
It was so bad that it didn’t matter if Loris did great things afterwards, everyone was only waiting to pounce on his next mistake. Karius has been on loan in Turkey with Besiktas, and there’s been some ups and downs, but it sounds like they aren’t impressed enough to add him permanently.
The Super Lig giants do have the option to add U21 Germany international for £7.25m, but that won’t be happening. It’s even suggested that they may have had to sign him if they qualified for the Champions League next year, but that looks unlikely so they can now let him go back to England.
Adrian has established himself as a solid number 2 for Liverpool, so it doesn’t look like the 26-year-old shot-stopper is needed at this point, so surely he will need to find a new team next campaign. Stranger things have happened though, perhaps a freak injury or change in circumstances could thrust him back into action for the Reds.
If that did happen, it would be fascinating to see how the crowd reacted to his first mistake. Liverpool have fantastic consequences in the Premier League this campaign as they are leading the table. Merseyside giants signed Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg during the winter transfer window.