Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Karius hopeful Liverpool will cancel his contract

Loris Karius hopes Liverpool agree to cancel his contract when his loan spell with Besiktas expires at the end of the season, according to Turkish outlet Fotospor.

The German arrived to Anfield from Mainz 05 in 2016 for around €5 million, which seemed a bargain price for a goalkeeper voted second-best in the Bundesliga the previous season, behind Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer. He was given a number of chances to make the spot between the posts his own, ahead of Simon Mignolet, and just as it started looking as if would finally make it, the controversial 2018 Champions League final in Kiev came and his two horrible mistakes practically put the trophy into the hands of Real Madrid.

He never showed much hope of recovering from the trauma during the following pre-season and Liverpool signed Alisson Becker to replace him. Faced with the prospect of being permanently benched, Karius sought to leave the club and was sent on a two-year loan to Besiktas.

However, it seems the 27-year-old’s performances failed to convince the Turkish club to make the deal permanent and he is set to return to Liverpool this summer, with his contract running for further 12 months. Probably aware that any club potentially interested in his services would find the need to pay a fee a deterrent, he will try to convince the club to let him go for free.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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