German goalkeeper Loris Karius has been quizzed about his potential future at Liverpool, while still on loan at Turkish outfit Besiktas.
Karius left Anfield on unsavoury terms, after a horrific performance in the 2018 Champions League final in which he suffered a concussion.
The Reds lost the showdown, and were outclassed by Real Madrid in Kiev, but it wasn’t necessarily the end of the young German’s career on Merseyside.
The long-term loan may help the stopper though, as he’s learning to play the game again in a new environment – whether he comes back to Liverpool or not.
Karius has turned things around at Besiktas, and is concentrating on life in Turkey. “I’m not thinking about [returning to Liverpool] at the moment,” he told Turkish outlet Star (as per Sport Witness).
“There’s still a long way to go before my loan spell ends. I am focusing on matches, my performances. We will talk about it at the end of the season.”
It’s good that Karius is getting his head down – he needs to time to get over what happened. I can’t imagine the pain he felt after that final in Ukraine.
I’d be interested to see the German return to Liverpool, after his loan with Besiktas. I think he played really well in the build up to said Champions League final.
Bringing him in to learn from Alisson and Adrian could be an option. The Spaniard isn’t a long-term option for the Reds so it’d be handy for us to have another back-up on the roster.
That being said, if the right offer comes in for him then I can see him being moved on. It’d be a shame, but we’ve got young goalkeepers Kamil Grabara and Caoimhin Kelleher who seem to be coming along nicely for now.