Outcast goalkeeper Loris Karius was shipped out on loan for the third consecutive season last month after agreeing terms for a one-year stint with Union Berlin. The German will return to his home country to try and remake a name for himself after his nightmarish Champions League performance two years ago.
However, it seems that all this loaning out has gotten to Karius, who recently admitted he isn’t sure what lies ahead at Anfield.
“I still have a few more years of contract with Liverpool, and I don’t know what the situation will look like next summer,” he told BILD (via Sport Witness). He also said that he is looking to be selected every week and realistically, that isn’t something he can expect to happen at Liverpool.
Many Reds fans still haven’t forgiven Karius for his catastrophe inbetween the posts on that fateful day in 2018. As soon as he gifted Karim Benzema Real Madrid’s opening goal, everything began to spiral for the former Germany U21 international. His calamitous errors would go on to see him dropped indefinitely by the manager, before bringing in long-term replacement Alisson.
Indeed, Karius hasn’t played a single minute of football in a Liverpool shirt since the Champions League final. That’s a whopping 871 days away from the action and it’s hard to see any sort of comeback for him at this stage. Even with Adrian’s recent worrying form, Liverpool are outsourcing for a replacement rather than calling upon Karius again.
The German was slammed by pundits for his infamous errors, with many judging his decision-making as far below the quality it should be.
The shot-stopper’s current contract expires in 2022, which gives Klopp a good amount of time to decide if they are looking to cash in on him or just let the months tick down. With a measly Transfermarkt value of just £2.8million, it’s unlikely Liverpool will get much of a deal for him. However, the Merseysiders signed him for a fee of £4.7million, so Michael Edwards may be satisfied with just taking the loss this time.