Liverpool have been operating in the transfer market with surgical precision since FSG took over the club. We can’t point to too many failings in recruitment. One dodgy move stands out above the rest. According to Kicker in Germany, Loris Karius could return to Liverpool in January.
Loris Karius story
Liverpool signed Loris Karius in May 2016, paying Mainz £4.6m for the goalkeeper.
The shot stopper arrived to be the new leading light in the Anfield net.
Things didn’t exactly go to plan.
He regularly showed glimpses of his enormous potential. His reflex saves and ability facing a penalty where impressive.
However, he often made mistakes and costly ones at that.
His blunderous nature was on full view in the 2018 Champions League final when he threw the game away as the Reds were defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev.
Loris Karius could return to Liverpool
This summer saw the goalkeeper sent on another loan spell, this time joining Union Berlin.
The 27-year-old has managed just one appearance this term, turning out in the DFB Pokal.
According to Kicker, the situation has been so dire that Loris Karius could well return to Anfield in January.
His one appearance came this week in a 3-2 home defeat to second division Paderborn.
What RTK has to say
Loris Karius returning to Liverpool would be a shame but it’s probably for the best.
The keeper needs to be getting regular first team football somewhere, anywhere.
There is a talented player in there somewhere, he’s just been buried under the burden of scores of mistakes.
He’s still got plenty of time. At 27-years-old he is still young in goalkeeping terms. Hopefully he kicks on somewhere.