Loris Karius wants to spend the final year of his Liverpool contract away from Anfield with the disastrous 2018 Champions League final the goalkeeper’s last appearance for the club… as he seeks another loan deal with Union Berlin
- Loris Karius is keen to see out his Liverpool contract away from Anfield
- The goalkeeper has less than 18 months remaining on his current deal
- He has spent this season on loan with Bundesliga side Union Berlin
- The German would be open to staying with the club for another campaign
Loris Karius is keen to see out the final year of his Liverpool contract away from Anfield, with the goalkeeper hopeful of staying at Union Berlin for another season.
Karius has not played a competitive game for the Reds since his disastrous performance in the 2018 Champions League final in which he was culpable for two of Real Madrid’s three goals.
With Alisson, Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher ahead of him in the pecking order, the shot-stopper accepted a season-long loan with Union Berlin for 2020-21 campaign.
Loris Karius is keen to see out his Liverpool contract away from Anfield and would be open to staying with Bundesliga side Union Berlin
The goalkeeper has not played for the Reds since his disastrous performance in the 2018 Champions League final
Despite finding first-team opportunities limited due to the form of No 1 Andreas Luthe, Karius would be open to staying on with the Bundesliga side for the final year of his Liverpool contract.
‘I still have a contract with Liverpool until 2022. But of course I can imagine staying in Berlin if everything fits,’ he told Sport Bild.
‘I’m not just passing through here. The mentality of the people and the spirit of the team are good for me.
The shot-stopper was at fault for two of Real Madrid’s three goals in their 3-1 victory
Karius is surplus to requirements at Liverpool with Alisson (left), Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher ahead of him
‘I’m basically a down-to-earth guy, even if I drive an expensive car.’
Karius spent the last two seasons on loan with Besiktas but despite a number of impressive performances, he ended up terminating his contract having taken legal action over unpaid wages.
The goalkeeper has stepped up when called on by his current team and has conceded just one goal in the three league matches he has started for the German side.
‘I feel really good in Berlin and at Union,’ Karius added.
‘Of course I want to play, but if that were different, then I wouldn’t have lost anything here either.’
Liverpool would likely prefer to agree a permanent transfer for Karius but Bild previously reported that Union Berlin see him as ‘too expensive’ for a No 2 ‘keeper but may be open to another loan deal.