After a two-year loan at Besiktas, it seems that the German international will be moving on from Merseyside.
By José Díaz (@cheduardo99)
The German international Loris Karius could be well on his way to the south of France with mid-table team Montpellier HSC, according to Daily Mail reporter Dominic King. The French club is in dire need of a goalkeeper since Gerónimo Rulli, who was loaned in from Spanish club Real Sociedad, returned to his home club.
Before returning to Liverpool, Besiktas had in mind a £6M fee for a deal to keep the German in their ranks, and this seems to be the perfect amount Liverpool is willing to accept. Unfortunately, all hopes of him staying permanently at the Turkish club ended when his mostly solid but full of errors loan spell came to an end.
There has been a lot of speculation on which of Karius and Adrian would stay as our #2 and which one would go, but if Montpellier are to make an offer that meets Liverpool’s requirements we could very well see Karius on his way out once and for all. Seeing as how Montpellier are a mid-table team, this could be a perfect opportunity for the German to establish himself as a solid keeper. Seeing as he’s only 27 years old, Karius has time to grow and develop into a better player.
Although it seems like the Liverpool goalkeeper wants to stay at Merseyside as their #2, his time at Anfield could be well over. Adrian’s brilliant record in the Premier League this season—which saw him win every game he featured on—might make it harder for the German international to ever become our #2, so this might be his perfect opportunity to get minutes on the pitch. Additionally, if we were to sell Karius it’d give us a significant amount of money that could go towards another transfer in the likes of Thiago Alcantara or Jamal Lewis.