Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Loris Karius has not been “sacked” amid reports linking the Germany U21 international with a move to Turkey.
[Karius has been closely linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig giants Besiktas over the past week. We recently reported that the Black Eagles have struck a deal with Liverpool for the German keeper.
The 26-year-old is on the verge of a two-year loan move to Besiktas for £2.2 million. The Turkish club will be obligated to buy Karius for a further £7.25million in 2020 if appearance criteria are met.
When asked about Karius’ potential move away from Anfield Klopp stated (Independent), “It’s a normal thing in football. It happens to managers: as a manager you usually don’t need that much time between one game and another to get the sack!
“It is not the sack, it is only change. That’s football, no problem with that.”
Karius was Liverpool’s first choice goalkeeper last season. However, a disastrous UEFA Champions League final performance has seen the German’s stock plummet at Anfield.
Liverpool went on to sign the Brazilian international goalkeeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma.