Loris Karius Responds On Instagram After Reports Say Besiktas Want To Send Him Back To Liverpool
Loris Karius took to Instagram to respond to reports that Besiktas want to end his loan spell early and send him back to Liverpool.
The 25-year-old German 'keeper penned an 18-month loan deal with the Turkish side in the summer but things haven't exactly improved for Karius, who made an absolute howler in the Europa League game against Malmo earlier this month.
Karius has just one clean sheet for the club and there's been talk that Besiktas want to cut short the temporary stint after just three months.
Feel bad for Loris Karius. Not having a good time by the looks of this pic.twitter.com/X21W02oCHx
- Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) October 4, 2018
Claims coming out of Turkey suggest #Beskitas want to cancel the loan agreement with Loris Karius & return him to #Liverpool. The keeper signed a 2yr deal but 3 months in he's left them unimpressed after a series of mistakes. It's believed they want to swap him for Divock Origi. pic.twitter.com/b7gr5dysFk
- BBC Merseyside Sport (@bbcmerseysport) October 30, 2018
When Loris Karius turns up at the Liverpool training ground again: pic.twitter.com/nsRMA3BOZF
- Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 30, 2018
James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo refuted the reports and claimed "the club have given Liverpool no indication that they are unhappy with his form" and that there is no such clause whereby the loan can be terminated early.
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Karius himself has now weighed in on his Instagram story, posting a picture of him drinking a coffee - accompanied by the caption, "coffee first, media's bullshit second."
Fair play, @LorisKarius. pic.twitter.com/1AW899WCYc
- Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) October 30, 2018
The player's agent also commented on the rumours, deeming talk of him possibly leaving Istanbul imminently as "complete nonsense".
Loris Karius' agent, Florian Goll, on reports he could return to Liverpool in Jan.
"Complete nonsense! I wonder where such things come from. This news is absolutely untrue. Loris is on loan to Besiktas for 2 years, that's the situation. No intention to end this loan contract." pic.twitter.com/U5XYOG01Pg
- Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) October 30, 2018
Moreover, there have been additional reports suggesting the Super Lig outfit are interested in signing Divock Origi on loan.
The Belgian striker returned from a loan with Wolfsburg this summer but hasn't made a single appearance, with Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge well ahead of him in the pecking order.