Liverpool hope to find a transfer for Loris Karius this week, according to reports. The German has ‘no future’ at Anfield.
This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They claim Liverpool still hope to sell Loris Karius in the transfer window.
Karius hasn’t played for Liverpool since the 2018 Champions League final. Three years on, he now sits behind Alisson Becker, Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian in the pecking order.
The Echo claims Karius has no future with Liverpool as a result. That gives us the impression that the Reds would rather use youngsters than the 28-year-old.
But finding a buyer is clearly quite difficult. Karius hasn’t excelled while on loan with Besiktas and Union Berlin over the last three seasons.
In fact, he barely featured for the latter last season. That doesn’t exactly make him a desirable target for many.
Liverpool will want to get him sold in the next week before the transfer window closes, then. Otherwise, they risk paying his full wages for another year without anything in return.
This one is firmly a race against the clock – and it might not be a successful one.
Liverpool look for Loris Karius transfer
This one’s pretty cut and dry, in truth. There’s no real reason to play Karius and Liverpool have no long-term investment in the player.
The real problem is that the two loans have been disastrous. Karius’s stock wasn’t exactly high back in 2018 but it’s only gotten lower since.
We can’t understate just how bad that Union Berlin loan has proven to be. Karius only played four Bundesliga games in a season that was supposed to rejuvenate his career.
Thus Liverpool are where they are. No one appears to want Karius and it’s hard to see the Reds getting any fee for him.
Perhaps a free transfer is in everyone’s best interest at this point.