Liverpool haven’t gotten many transfers wrong since Jürgen Klopp joined the club. The Reds have operated with discipline and precision in the market, building a world beating squad for a measly net spend. One mistake was of course, Loris Karius. However, The Reds appear to have pulled off a masterstroke with a reported clause in the Loris Karius loan.
The Reds first signed Karius from Mainz in a £4.7m deal back in 2016.
The German had some success in the Liverpool goal. He showed that he is a smart shot stopper and initially Kopites were hopeful that he could be the long term option.
He was just 22-years-old when signed, Reds were quite forgiving of his occasional mistakes, until they became more regular than occasional.
Of course, the crescendo of this onslaught of errors was the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev.
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The German dropped two clangers in the Ukraine, handing the trophy to Real Madrid. He was subsequently replaced by Alisson Becker and loaned out to Besiktas.
According to Aksam in Turkey, a clause in the Loris Karius loan transfer permits Besiktas only four games where they can drop the keeper when he is fit.
This is a stroke of genius from Liverpool.
By forcing the club to play him, they can put him in the shop window. Besiktas may not take up the option to sign the goalie but someone else might if they can see him playing regularly, he may even push the price up.
Unfortunately, it looks as though the genius may have backfired given the amount of errors the German has made for Besiktas. Fingers crossed he turns it around and we can get some of our money back on our investment.