Loris Karius has been attempting to rebuild his career in Turkey since the events of the Champions League final in May 2018, and he has been speaking about his experience in the Super Lig so far.
He was inevitably asked about his parent club’s Premier League title tilt this season, but urged caution with only just over half of the campaign gone.
Karius told Turkish site Haber 1903: “Liverpool are four points ahead. They have a serious chance – but there are many more matches.”
He was certainly steering clear of anything controversial there.
Karius has been criticised at times for his performances in Turkey, but has generally settled well. Besiktas are currently nine points off the top of the table in seventh place, but have 17 games to close the gap.
Karius said: “It’s very nice to be here – we are working really well together. We can catch the summit. In general, I feel good.”
He did, though, have words to say to media outlets who have speculated about his personal life.
Karius said: “99 per cent of those written are nonsense. They associate me with women I have never heard of before. Why do they do it? I do not know this.”
There is no chance of Karius having a future with the Reds, but nonetheless, it’s good to hear he is enjoying life in Turkey.