It’s fair to say that Loris Karius has become somewhat of a peripheral figure at Liverpool since the Champions League final in 2018.

A horror-show performance against Real Madrid still stands as the most recent competitive fixture, the German goalkeeper was seen between the sticks for Liverpool.

A two-year loan spell with Turkish outlet Besiktas was recently cut short forcing Karius to return back to the Reds sooner than expected and a future on Merseyside still remains ambiguous.

And according to The Daily Mail, Ligue 1 side Montpellier could be ready to launch a £6 million bid for the former Mainz shot-stopper.

Liverpool could be made to accept and cash-in considering they themselves paid £4.25 million (BBC) to land the 27-year-old back in 2016.

Liverpool’s German goalkeeper Loris Karius keeps goal during the English FA Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Is there a future at Liverpool for Karius

Sadly for Karius, Liverpool have never looked back since Alisson Becker joined in 2018 to complete the best defensive unit currently operating in Europe.
While Liverpool may indeed see a future for Karius in some capacity if the Reds could potentially make a profit on the goalkeeper it would be a no-brainer to sell.
The Reds’ current goalkeeping options are strong with Adrian proving himself an adequate back on the few occasions he has had to cover for Alisson.
Despite a nightmare performance against Atletico in the Champions League that saw Liverpool eliminated from the competition in March, Adrian had a 100 per cent win ratio in the Premier League during his brief spell in the starting XI.
Adrian is 33, however, and Liverpool may feel that Karius could still prove himself as an assured back-up with time on his side.
At 27, Karius is approaching the peak years of his goalkeeping career and learning from one of the world’s best such as Alisson could be more beneficial in Liverpool’s long-term interests as Alisson could be the perfect mentor to help reshape Karius’ confidence.
Karius himself has even recently been quoted as to saying he would relish the opportunity to represent Liverpool as their back-up option to Alisson.
Speaking to Transfermarkt, he said: “I can put my foot on the gas in training with LFC. As a second goalkeeper in England, you know that you get your chances.”
 
“I’m at the best club in the world at the moment, play for titles, have the highest level around me in training every day.”

ANTALYA, TURKEY – FEBRUARY 28: Goalkeeper Loris Karius of Besiktas is seen during the Turkish Super Lig week 24 match between Aytemiz Alanyaspor and Besiktas in Antalya, Turkey on February 28, 2020. (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Reaction

If there is one thing that Karius’ Anfield tenure hasn’t been short of over it is controversy.

Whether or not he will be given an opportunity to stake his claim in Klopp’s squad remains to be seen.

Nonetheless, there has been a mixed response to the news that Karius could be leaving the club on a permanent basis.

Here is a look at some of the reaction to the transfer rumours.

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