Liverpool haven’t made many, if any, bad calls in the transfer market in recent years. The Reds have operated with surgical precision in their dealings. However, one aberration is clearly a certain German goalkeeper. According to Fotospor in Turkey, Loris Karius wants to cancel his contract and leave on a free transfer – we shouldn’t let him.
Liverpool signed the German goalkeeper back in 2016, paying Jürgen Klopp’s former club Mainz £4.7m for the then 22-year-old shot stopper.
The start of his Anfield career was half decent. He regularly pulled off some smart saves and looked as though he had a future at the club if he gained more first team experience.
Then that game happened. The 2018 Champions League final in Kiev.
Loris Karius had a howler of epic proportions, pulling out two remarkably poor errors to essentially hand the trophy to Real Madrid.
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He has since been shipped out to Besiktas on loan where has admirably maintained his haphazard antics.
According to Fotospor, Besiktas don’t want to pay to keep him and as a result Loris Karius will ask Liverpool to cancel his contract so that he can leave on a free transfer.
Liverpool shouldn’t let the German go on a free, at least not earlier than allowing him to run down his contract.
Given the damage the keeper did in Kiev, the least he owes us is allowing Liverpool to recoup some money from his sale.
The Reds should look to offload him somewhere in the German Bundesliga, we could get a bit of cash from his sale and he could regain his confidence playing in his home country.
There is a good keeper in there somewhere, he is naturally talented but his confidence is shot – a spell in Germany would do him good.