Loris Karius joins Besiktas from Liverpool on two-year loan deal

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has joined Besiktas on a two-year loan in a deal that brings an end to a tough time at Anfield.

Karius has not played a competitive match for the Premier League club since his two errors helped Real Madrid win the Champions League final on 26 May.

The German, 25, has made 49 appearances for Liverpool since joining the club from Mainz in 2016.

“It’s good for him. He’s really looking forward to it,” said Reds boss Jurgen Klopp on Saturday.

Besiktas finished fourth in Turkey’s top flight last season, four points behind champions Galatasaray, but are top of the table after winning their opening two league games this season.

They are also competing in the qualifying stages of the Europa League.

“They are an experienced team and have the chance to win the league, and now they have a really good keeper,” added Klopp.

Besiktas will have the option to buy Karius at the end of his loan.

 

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