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Liverpool Reportedly Unhappy at Besiktas Treatment of Loris Karius

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The Liverpool goalkeeper terminated his loan contract with Besiktas last week, and apparently no one is happy about the way it all went down.

Aytemiz Alanyaspor vs Besiktas: Turkish Super Lig Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

We’ve not seen Loris Karius get a single minute of competitive football since the horror show that was the 2018 Champions League Final in Kiev. And after that fateful night, it seemed as if he’d never get another minute of competitive football at Liverpool again. That’s still likely true.

However, two years later, and Karius is still technically a Liverpool player. Unable to offload him in the summer of 2018 for obvious reasons, the player and club had to settle for a two-year loan deal with Turkish club Besiktas, in the hopes of turning his career around.

Instead of revitalizing his career, managers publicly threw him under the bus for poor performances, and the club regularly refused to pay the player.

Now, according to The Daily Star, a publication without a reliable connection to either club, or seemingly anyone else involved, Liverpool are “unhappy” with Karius’ treatment by the Turkish side.

This seems likely to be true—this loan deal didn’t seem to do any of the parties involved any favors—though there is no named source. Indeed, this seems to fall into the category of “educated guess” which is enough to pass as news these days.

It’s still unlikely that Karius would ever return to Liverpool in any meaningful way. Hopefully the player and club can find a new home that would actually fit for him, and you know, pay him as well.