Loris Karius wishes he fought for Liverpool Chance
Loris Karius is still a Liverpool player. Let’s start with that, in case you, like me, are shocked to realize that this is still the case. Karius is a Liverpool player and he has one year of contract left at Liverpool.
Karius left on various loans in 2018 after his unfortunate performance at Liverpool Champions League terminal loss at real Madrid. The decision was probably the best for the player and the club at the time. Karius got more playing time and Liverpool replaced Alisson Becker.
After a disastrous two-year loan to Beşiktaş which ended in legal action by Karius for unpaid wages, the player broke his contract with the club in early May 2020, Karius spent this season on loan at Union Berlin , who finished seventh in the Bundesliga. last season. He has only made five appearances for the German team.
Now, with the 28-year-old goalkeeper returning to Merseyside for the preseason, he has spoken of regretting his decision not to fight for his place with Liverpool.
“Of course when I moved (to Union) I was told I would play, otherwise I wouldn’t have come either”, he said. “We looked each other in the eye at the end of the season and we shook hands. Everyone told me that I was incredibly important to the team and that they were sorry for the way it had gone. But when you look at all of this, it certainly wasn’t quite right. Quite simply because of what was shown to me in advance.
“For now, I will be in Liverpool on July 12th. There is still a lot going on at the moment. Due to the European Championship and the corona, the transfer market will pick up quite late. I will keep everything open and I will make the right decision for myself.
He continued, “I want to prove something to myself and to people. I am extremely hungry and motivated. You should never rule anything out. Last year I was gone and would have been in Liverpool’s goal two weeks later due to goalkeeper injuries.
Karius is referring to the shoulder injury Alisson suffered in early October 2020, which kept him off the pitch and on the injury board for weeks. In his place, Klopp chose Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher to resume his duties. Would things have worked out any differently for Liverpool with Karius between the sticks instead of these games? It’s impossible to say, but we’d love to hear your thoughts on this scenario.
Karius’ time with the club is clearly over. What remains to be found out now is whether he will be loaned again or if he will find a permanent contract by the end of the summer.