Loris Karius has denied he was ever told by Liverpool to leave this summer
The German goalkeeper ended a two-year stay at Anfield this summer for a move to Turkish giants Besiktas on loan after Liverpool signed Alisson Becker from AS Roma.
The decision to sign the Brazil international came after Karius’ mistakes in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in May’s Champions League final.
“It was a super season with a very unfortunate end, but you must get over it,” Karius told Bild.
“I knew that I must get up again and not hide and only concern myself with the past. It was a super team performance to just reach the final. Nobody can take that away from me. Not many German keepers can say they’ve played in a Champions League final.
“A lot of things came together that day, and even though nobody wants to hear about it, you will never know how much my mistakes were connected to the injury which was diagnosed later. That’s no excuse — just an explanation.”
A possible explanation for Karius’ mistakes at Kiev could come through a concussion he suffered after Sergio Ramos’ elbow hit him.
The Real Madrid captain never apologised to Karius afterwards and the German admitted he watched the footage several times for the next two weeks.
“For one [or] two weeks, it was on my mind every day,” he said.
“You sometimes don’t understand how a situation like that can happen,” he said. “I wanted to understand it better and that’s why I watched everything again that night and the following day.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained his reasons for parting with Karius were nothing personal.