It seems Loris Karius has performed somewhat of a u-turn at Besiktas!
The German goalkeeper, midway through a two-year loan with an obligation to buy from Liverpool, endured a difficult period in Turkey – openly criticised by his manager for his form, ability and attitude.
But despite Şenol Güneş’ outrageous comments in the press, in which he claimed he’d prefer to have Fulham’s no.2 Fabri between his sticks than Karius, the 25-year-old has enjoyed an unexpected resurgence.
Yesterday, Karius put in a Man of the Match performance, which included a penalty save, as Besiktas smashed Ankaragucu 4-1 – and Turkish outlet Fanatik reckons the player now wants to stay – having done well for a number of weeks.
Karius saved a penalty and made another great save as Besiktas ran out 4-1 winners against Ankaragucu today.
Great to see him getting his confidence back lately. 🙌🙌
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) April 28, 2019
Fair play to Karius. After his Champions League Final nightmare, and subsequent shoddy performances for us in pre-season and then Besiktas this term, we had worries if the stopper would ever find his best level again.
But it seems that time is a healer. We hope Karius’s resurgence continues and that he finds peace on the football field.
We would’t wish what happened to him in Kiev to anybody.