Liverpool outcast Karius completes Besiktas loan move


Karius will initially join Besiktas on a two-year loan deal for a £2.25m fee, with the Turkish club obligated to make the move permanent for a further £7.25m in 2020 if certain criteria such as appearance targets and European qualification are met. And his quotes have raised a few eyebrows.

Earlier, had reported how Premier League giants Liverpool completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker in what was regarded as the world's expensive deal for a goalkeeper.

The 25-year-old had come under fire after his bad performance in the Champions League final and mistakes in pre-season games with Tranmere Rovers and Borussia Dortmund.

Karius has been linked with a move away from Anfield for some time after making a pair of horrendous errors in Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last season's Champions League final.

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He has stood by players such as Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius , Alberto Moreno and Dejan Lovren through some terrible games and spells.

"I find it freakish that Karius is [on loan], while I also had options to be [loaned]", he told Het Laatste Nieuws. But for some reason that was not possible.

"Besiktas have a good team who have a good chance to win the league and they now have a really good goalkeeper and I am really happy for him".

"The transfer for Karius does not change anything for me", he told Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws. "I've always been clear: I want to play".

'Nobody has said anything to me after the departure of Loris. So I don't know what my future at Liverpool is.