Former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has claimed that he’s never seen a level of training as high as at the AXA Training Centre.
Speaking to Sky Germany following the expiry of his contract, Karius said the standard set during training at Liverpool was ‘unique.’
“There have been ups and downs. That’s part of it, that’s football, but I’ve evolved as a person,” he said of his time at Liverpool.
“The level at which we worked every day and the professionalism that everyone there exemplifies was unique. I’ve never experienced that before and that’s why they celebrated a lot of successes there. I will take the determination and will with me into my next task.”
It didn’t work out at Liverpool, but here’s hoping the 28-year-old can get his career back on track with his next move. All the best, Loris.
Karius moves on
One of the strangest Liverpool careers of recent times has finally been called time on as Karius ends his six years at Anfield.
It started inconspicuously with a wrist injury during pre-season. It ends with the German having not played competitively for Liverpool for more than four years after being removed from the squad in January.
Karius isn’t a bad goalkeeper though – he never was. He could surely still do a decent job for many-a-club despite the confidence wrecking nightmare of Kyiv in 2018.
It’s simply that following those mistakes in Ukraine, he could never be trusted by the manager, or the fans, again.
It’s all in the timing
Had Karius joined Liverpool one or two years before he did, perhaps he would be viewed in a different light. But by the time he joined, The Reds were already showing semblances of the side that would go on to break all sorts of records and win six major trophies.
The level of the team under Jurgen Klopp quickly left him behind. Liverpool needed a goalkeeper who could help them get to the next level. Alisson Becker fitted like a glove.
It must have been an intensely difficult few years for Karius as he saw his football career slip through his fingers somewhat – no pun intended.
With the freedom that comes with being an unattached player, his next move has to be the right one. If he can get back to being a number one for a team at a decent level, expect him to start showing exactly why Klopp wanted him in the first place.