It’s strange to think that Loris Karius is still technically the Merseyside giants footballer, but it’s clear that he has too much negative history with the club to ever appear in the first team again. Germany international returned to Anfield after a mixed spell at Besiktas where it’s hard to really judge how he did.
Turkish football isn’t widely watched in the UK so we only got to see his bad moments, but Loris didn’t do enough to earn a permanent move. Adrian is a solid choice as Reds number two and there’s no benefit to Karius to remain at Anfield as the third-choice goalkeeper, so it’s good to see that he’s got a player to rejuvenate his career in Germany.
Union Berlin would take him on a one-year loan deal, and the 27-year-old would come in to provide contest for their first-choice shot-stopper.
There are parallels with Blues goalkeeper Kepa where Karius has a bad reputation in England that he’s not going to bounce back from, so moving abroad where he can quietly rebuild his reputation is absolutely the right thing to do.
The German goalkeeper joined the Reds from Mainz in 2016, but his name is synonymous with the 2018 UCL final as his mistakes with Real Madrid contributed to a 3-1 defeat in Istanbul. Loris has spent the last two campaigns on loan at Besiktas but has little hope in forcing his way into the Liverpool team past first-choice shot-stopper Alisson.