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Loris Karius will return to Liverpool as he closes in on £400,000 severance deal with Besiktas

Liverpool flop Loris Karius will return to Anfield in June as he closes in on £400,000 severance deal with Besiktas after they escaped £10m obligation-to-buy clause in loan deal

Loris Karius, Liverpool’s forgotten goalkeeper, will officially return to Anfield on June 30 as he comes close to agreeing a severance deal with Besiktas.

The German moved to Turkey in the summer of 2018. He had endured a miserable time with Liverpool, following a calamitous performance in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid and – most significantly – a number of mistakes in pre-season.

When Karius joined Besiktas, the initial terms of his loan were such that they were obliged to buy him for £10million if he completed two years in Turkey but his stay has not gone according to plan.

Liverpool ‘keeper Loris Karius is close to completing a £400,000 severance deal with Besiktas

Karius and Besiktas have been in discussions and are now on the brink of mutually cancelling his contract. Besiktas will also pay him £400,000 in outstanding salary, leaving him free to go back to Anfield in two months.

According to reports in Turkey, Wolves have entered talks to give Karius a Premier League lifeline by signing him on loan in the summer.  

With Alisson Becker becoming the authoritative No 1 on Merseyside, Karius is unlikely to break into the first team despite his healthy relationship with manager Jurgen Klopp.

The 26-year-old is under contract under 2022, but Wolves could be tempted to sign him on a short-term basis. 

Karius would become understudy to Rui Patricio, but with Wolves potentially playing in four competitions next term, it is likely the German would get his chance.

Karius looks dejected in Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Real Madrid at the 2018 Champions League final

Karius looks dejected in Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid at the 2018 Champions League final