Loris Karius wants his loan spell at Besiktas cancelled after a wage dispute came to light, according to Turkiye Gazetesi.
The German goalkeeper was shipped out on loan after his double clanger in the Champions League final. The Reds slumped to a 3-1 defeat in Kiev as a result.
While his loan spell in Turkey started out well enough, Karius has made a few mistakes over the course of the season and it has now emerged that he hasn’t been paid by Besiktas for four months.
For Liverpool, this is a nightmare of epic proportions. Karius was sent on loan to the Super Lig, a league that is objectively inferior to the Premier League, in order to get over his European horror story.
However, the reality has been quite different. The spotlight continues to shine cruelly on the goalkeeper and he is now faced with returning to Liverpool, where he will receive zero playing time, or stay at Besiktas where he is apparently unwelcome.
Karius has apparently spoken to Liverpool about ending his loan spell in Turkey but this hardly seems like a fix and could be potentially damaging for the chemistry balance in the dressing room.
Liverpool are in with a shout of winning both the Premier League and the Champions League. Managing to win both trophies might seem like a bit of stretch but it’s possible with the right focus.
Allowing the return of Karius, a player who cost the club the European Cup last season, is not something that will aid Liverpool’s double title charge and so should be vetoed.