Loris Karius knows when he’ll likely leave Liverpool. The goalkeeper has been on the books since 2016.
Loris Karius expects to leave Liverpool this summer. He may need to wait before anything happens, however.
The German gave an interview to Bild where he explained his situation, admitting that he’ll probably have to go elsewhere. Not that he’ll surprise anyone with that take.
Karius hasn’t played for Liverpool since his disastrous performance in the 2018 Champions League final. Two years with Besiktas directly followed that season, while he was with Union Berlin last term.
Though, Karius barely played back in his native country. He started just three Bundesliga games, appearing as a sub in a fourth. One more game came in the Pokal but that was it for the season.
With no permanent move happening, Karius is back at Liverpool. He doesn’t expect to be around for long, however.
Will Loris Karius leave Liverpool?
“As of now, I’ll be at Liverpool on July 12th [for pre-season],” he told Bild. “There is still a lot going on at the moment. Because of the European championship and corona, the transfer market will pick up rather late.
“I’ll keep everything open and will make the right decision for myself.”
Late in the window seems likely, then. There’s usually a bit of a scramble post-international tournaments and that should happen this summer.
Karius also admitted that a future with Liverpool isn’t entirely ruled out, given how things went last year.
“You should never exclude anything,” he explained. “Last year I was gone – and I would have been in the Liverpool goal two weeks later due to injuries in the goalkeeping position.
“But I don’t always want to be dependent on such factors, you don’t want your colleagues to do that either. I keep all options open and will make the right decision for myself.”
We’re not entirely sure he’s right on that. Liverpool pushed their foreign player limits last season and it’s unlikely Karius would have been in the squad.
But he’s correct that the backup goalkeeper position at Liverpool isn’t air-tight. Adrian didn’t play well and Caoimhin Kelleher is still relatively untested.
In all likelihood, though, Karius leaves the club this summer. We’re not entirely sure where yet but once the window gets moving, we’d expect someone to take a chance on him.