Liverpool outcast poised for January transfer as chief flies in for talks

Loris Karius, Sophia Thomalla

Loris Karius is poised to bring a permanent close to his Liverpool struggles by making a permanent move to loan club Besiktas in January.

The 26-year-old was jettisoned out of Anfield after a shaky 2018 pre-season compounded worries over his ability to recover from the infamous match-defining performance in the 2018 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

A two-year loan to Turkish powerhouse Besiktas was agreed as Liverpool broke the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper upon capturing the signature of Brazilian superstar Alisson Becker.

And with Karius’ loan spell due to expire in the summer, Besiktas vice-president Emre Kocadag will reportedly travel to England in the coming days to secure the German keeper’s signature on a permanent basis.

“Karius is playing very well this season,” Kocadag told Fanatik, as translated by Sport Witness. “We will make the necessary moves to get him. He is a valuable player; we would like him to stay.

“In January, we may see some developments.”

Fotomac, meanwhile, go one step further and actually claim Karius himself will fly to Merseyside with his agent in a bid to ask Liverpool to soften their stance over their reported €8m valuation of the player.


As per the report, they want to pay Liverpool over four installments over the duration of the contract they plan to offer him, with Karius also using his time back on Merseyside to bid a permanent farewell to his former teammates.

Besiktas manager Abdullah Avci is reportedly pleased with Karius’ displays of late and feels his performances have been key to his side’s rise up the Super Lig table.

Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, has explained why Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk should win the Ballon d’Or if the prestigious award is to keep its integrity.