Liverpool flop in ‘good mood’ as medical begins before Bundesliga move
Loris Karius is in a “good mood” as he undergoes a medical at Union Berlin ahead of a loan move from Liverpool, reports say.
Karius has not played for Liverpool since making two massive errors in the 2018 Champions League final, which they lost to Real Madrid as a result.
The goalkeeper spent the past two seasons on loan in Turkey with Besiktas. However, his spell there did not fully go to plan, and ended in acrimonious circumstances over unpaid wages.
Now, the German is ready to return to his homeland for another temporary switch away from Anfield.
Karius is on the verge of joining Union Berlin, who came 11th in their first ever season in the Bundesliga in 2019-20. He landed back in Germany on Sunday, and his medical is taking place on Monday morning.
The move will mark a return to the Bundesliga for Karius, who previously spent three seasons as Mainz’s first choice.
Bild say he was in a “good mood” when he arrived for his medical on Monday, at a university in Berlin.
The 27-year-old made 96 appearances in all competitions during his previous spell in Germany. At Liverpool, he played 49 times, before featuring in 67 games for Besiktas.
It is believed Union Berlin will not have a formal option to buy Karius at the end of the loan.
Karius one of 10 to leave
Reports earlier this month suggested Karius would be one of 10 players to leave Liverpool before the transfer deadline.
The Premier League champions have signed Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas this summer, and are now looking to trim their squad.
As well as Karius, they are reportedly happy to let the likes of Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic move on.