Liverpool Loanee Karius Urges Besiktas Not To Underestimate Swedish Giants In First European Away Game

German goalkeeper Loris Karius gestures as he delivers speech during a press conference for his presentation at the Vodafone Park Stadium, on August 29, 2018, in Istanbul. - Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has joined Turkish football team Besiktas for a two-year loan deal. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool loanee Loris Karius is set to start his first European competition away game since joining Besiktas over the summer.

Karius starred in his first European game since the Champions League final against Real Madrid a fortnight ago when Besiktas beat Sarpsborg 3-1 in Istanbul.

The Black Eagles head into Match Day 2 as Group I leaders but the 25-year-old shot stopper urged his side not to be complacent and underestimate the Swedish giants.

“It will be our first away game,” Karius said.

“Away games are always tricky and we will have to be at our best. 

“It will not be easy, we should not expect it to be but if we are at 100 percent it is a game we can return with three points from. 

“Our aim is to keep on winning.”

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Karius also revealed that his teammates have really helped him settle in at Besiktas and that he feels he is developing at the club.

“I have played a few games now and feel I am improving. I have settled in well and my teammates have been really helpful in making me feel welcome,” he added.

The German keeper has conceded just four goals in five games for the Istanbul giants and kept one clean sheet.

The shot-stopper is almost certain to start in goal tonight against Malmo in the Europa League.