Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hits back at Mignolet after Loris Karius to Besiktas transfer comments

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Simon Mignolet after the Belgium international questioned Loris Karius’ move to Besiktas.

Karius made the move to the Istanbul Giants last week and has already begun training with Senol Gunes’ side.

The former Germany U21 keeper could even make his debut this weekend when Besiktas take on Bursaspor in the Turkish Super Lig.

Following Karius loan move to Besiktas, Mignolet spoke to the Belgium press labelling the move as bizarre.

Mignolet stated that he was frustrated that Karius was allowed to leave despite being first-choice last season.

Klopp has however hit back at Mignolet for questioning Liverpool’s decision to let Loris Karius join Besiktas on loan.

“Discussing your individual problems in public doesn’t make too much sense,” Klopp stated at the pre-game press conference.

“It was still okay. If he was happy to be a No 2 then I wouldn’t know him – he’s a top professional. If you want to say something, say it to me directly than to a newspaper.”

Karius lost his place in Liverpool’s starting eleven following the summer signing of Alisson Becker from AS Roma.

Besiktas were on the hunt for a new keeper after selling Fabri to Fulham over the summer.

Karius is on a two-year loan deal with Besiktas. The deal will be made permanent if the German plays over 50% of the games during his stay in Istanbul.