Forgotten Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius seems to have made a decision on his career and has come to terms with the fact he will never be his current club’s No.1.
The former Mainz player has once again been shipped out on loan by the Merseyside outfit, this time to Union Berlin. He is yet to make an appearance for the German team, but has a full term ahead of him to attract clubs to want to snap him up.
Speaking to the Bundesliga’s official site (via 90min.com), Karius has firmly stated that he has moved past his Champions League nightmare and is looking only to the future.
In his recent interview, the 27-year-old said: “That was two years ago. I’ve played over 60 matches since,” when asked about the fateful night in 2018. Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League at the final hurdle when Karius made two huge errors to gift Real Madrid the silverware.
“I’m here to play well. That doesn’t play a role anymore – I long put it behind me,” Karius continued. “I don’t see a future for myself at Liverpool now and didn’t want to just sit on the bench. The Bundesliga has always appealed to me as a German.”
Indeed, the shot-stopper hasn’t featured under Jurgen Klopp since his performance in the UCL final. No less than 871 days away from the action at Anfield. Certainly, the manager will be disappointed as a fellow German to see the goalkeeper fail, especially as he has made his opinion of Karius known in the past.
After a preseason friendly against Tranmere Rovers in 2018, Klopp backed Karius despite some mistakes in the game. He hailed the 27-year-old as being a “brilliant” player (via The Guardian). However, despite his personal fondness of the goalkeeper, the boss has been forced to do what is best for the club and ultimately that involves Karius searing for pastures new.