It remains to be seen whether Loris Karius still has a future at Liverpool.
Alisson Becker is the club’s No.1, and probably will be for years to come.
But according to Karius, Jurgen Klopp was keen for him to stay at Anfield before his loan move to Besiktas was finalised.
“He [Klopp] told me he would like to have me in the squad because he wants to have the best quality players,” Karius said at his Besiktas unveiling.
But Karius was eager to join Besiktas; he didn’t want to spend the season sitting on Liverpool’s bench.
That’s fair enough. Liverpool spent £67 million on Alisson; there was never going to be a competition to see who played in goal.
Karius made his debut for Besiktas on Sunday and it was pretty eventful.
KARIUS CONCEDED ON HIS DEBUT
The German made a brilliant one-on-one save earlier on to deny Bursaspor.
Loris Karius'tan önemli kurtarış. pic.twitter.com/pgJo12fGH9
— Black Eagle (@carsiblackeagle) September 2, 2018
Besiktas took the lead in the 51st minute through Ryan Babel but Diafra Sakho equalised in the 86th minute.
The former West Ham forward capitalised on some poor defending to steer the ball home.
Some Liverpool fans believe that Karius was at fault for the goal; he certainly looked unsure of whether to come for the cross.
But others believe Pepe deserves more of the blame after he failed to clear and allowed Sakho to score.
Watch the goal and decide for yourself.
— SNM (@JackCook95) September 2, 2018
Some Liverpool supporters believe it was another Karius mistake.
Why did Karius do that, he looked like a Fifa glitch. If he would of just stayed where he was he would of saved that goal. What is this guy smoking.
— N (@JJO_LFC) September 2, 2018
— ً (@AllezAllezReds) September 2, 2018
You do realise that this is defender's mistake, right? They didn't concede that goal because of Karius
— KierownikWodopoju (@BoyBetterKnown_) September 2, 2018
I always slated Karius but that didn't look like his fault. Terrible defending in front of him.
— AW (@A_d_w_9) September 2, 2018
The 25-year-old has had a hard time of things following his two costly errors against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Karius went on to struggle in pre-season and Liverpool decided to pay a world-record fee for a goalkeeper to bring Alisson in.
But the Brazilian showed that he’s not infallible, making a mistake that led to Leicester’s goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 win on Saturday.