Loris Karius has played just one match for his loan club Besiktas, but he’s loving life in Istanbul…
The player has claimed he’s getting more attention in Turkey; in particular from female fans.
“I love the Bosphorus [a straight of water by Istanbul], I really want to live in a place with a view of the sea,” he told Turkish Football.
“I did not have this many fans in England and I can say most seem to be female.
“Whenever I am out and about in Istanbul whoever recognises me wants a photograph.”
These are slightly odd quotes, but we’re just glad he’s happy, we guess.
Karius made a mistake that cost his side the three points on his debut though and to be honest, we’re just delighted he’ll never keep Liverpool’s net again.
The German did suffer a concussion in the Champions League Final, but his mistakes cost us the match and we’re not sure how many years it’ll take for us to reach that stage of the competition again.
Karius will spend the next two years on loan at Besiktas before they have an obligation to sign him permanently.
If he wants to fulfil his potential, perhaps he should focus on his performances between the stick, despite the distractions!