Besiktas manager Sergen Yalcin will reportedly make a decision over Liverpool loanee Loris Karius after the derby game against Galatasaray this weekend.
The Black Eagles are currently nine points behind league leaders Medipol Basaksehir, and Yalcin believes that their next two games will determine whether they will be in the title race or not.
Turkish newspaper Milliyet, as reported on Sport Witness, states that if Besiktas lose against Galatasaray next weekend, then Yalcin will drop Karius until the end of the season – giving a chance for the club’s young stoppers to try and impress.
Utku Yuvakuran and Ersin Destanoglu are amongst the players that Yalcin is said to be considering for selection if that happens, and if that does come to fruition then the chances are that Karius will have played his last game for the club.
Yalcin previously stated that he does not expect the 26-year-old German to stay beyond this season, with his two-year loan spell at Besiktas coming to an end in June.
Karius, who is under contract at Anfield until the summer of 2021, would almost certainly need to find himself a new club – especially given that Alisson and Adrian are well and truly established as Liverpool first and second-choice stoppers respectively.
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