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Loris Karius: “Maybe I’ll play for Liverpool again”

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Loris Karius reckons he may still have a Liverpool future once his two-season loan spell with Turkish giants Besiktas ends next summer.

After that error-strewn performance in Liverpool’s 2018 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, Karius left for Besiktas last year.

Admittedly, though, things haven’t gone quite to plan in Turkey with the goalkeeper making more high-profile errors. The most recent came in a Europa League game at Slovan Bratislava, where Karius raced off his line and misjudged an incoming ball to allow the hosts to score.

However, the German does remain under contract at Liverpool until 2021 and evidently feels that anything is possible.

“I have a loan until the end of the season and then I will see, back to Liverpool or somewhere else in England or somewhere in Germany, you never know,” said Karius on The Guardian.

“Right now my focus is on playing games here every week and then we’ll see.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here. Of course, if you play in England you are a bit more in the spotlight, but it’s a good club here, of course with some problems now and then.

“It was not always easy the last year and a bit since I’m here but overall the first season was quite good.

“The Premier League is the best league so it’s interesting of course but also I am still under contract at Liverpool, so maybe I’ll play for Liverpool again, you never know.

“It’s difficult to say now. If it’s not Liverpool it will be another decent team I am sure, so I am not worried.”

The 26-year-old also insists that he’s left Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real in the past now.

Karius added: “I don’t think about it anymore, it was so long ago, nearly two seasons.

“There were so many circumstances; I had a bad injury and nobody was talking about it. People can say what they want – it doesn’t really concern me anymore.”

Karius has kept seven clean sheets and conceded 63 goals in his 42 appearances for Besiktas.

Loris Karius, Liverpool
KIEV, UKRAINE – MAY 26: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid speaks with Loris Karius of Liverpool after the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)