Under-fire Karius offered Liverpool exit by Italian minnows

Date published: Wednesday 30th May 2018 10:47

Loris Karius has been offered the chance to join Italian minnows Rimini on a season-long loan.

Karius’s future at Liverpool is under significant doubt after he made a couple of blunders in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Many doubt whether the German will even play for the club again, while others believe he still has a role to play at Anfield.

Rimini, who finished first in Italy’s fourth tier this season, hope to entice Karius to join their promotion-winning squad as they embark on a campaign in the third division.

Rimini president Giorgio Grassi has penned an open letter offering the German a one-year loan where he can “rediscover his calm, self-belief and strength”.

“On June 22, Loris Karius will turn 25 years old. I would like to host the German goalkeeper for a few days in Rimini, a welcoming town that has always been frequented by his fellow countrymen and women,” Grassi wrote.

“I would be happy to meet him in Rimini to remind him that it just takes courage, or perhaps good sense, to understand the best life lessons are often also the toughest, the most difficult to bear.

“We’ve all been through these moments, unfortunately for him, his moment was in front of millions of people. At the end of the day, the only real failure is allowing defeat to get the better of us.

“I would like to help Loris become a great example to those who in football, as in life, fall and get back on their feet. I’d like to offer a gift for his birthday: a year-long contract with Rimini FC, the ideal club to rediscover his calm, self-belief and strength to follow his dreams.

“Let it be clear, this wouldn’t be a walk in the park, because he’d be in competition with a great goalkeeper like Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Scotti, but he’d certainly find a big family and a city ready to support him as he got back to being a Number One in the Lega Pro.”


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