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It is Important to Me to Play for Besiktas – Loris Karius 

It is Important to Me to Play for Besiktas – Loris Karius
Loris Karius says joining Besiktas was the best decision he had to make. Image Courtesy: Getty

Loris Karius, who had a disappointing end in the Champions League final of last season has moved to Besiktas on a two-year loan.

However, he revealed the Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp wanted him to stay, and he had to convince the manager to let him go.

Karius has joined Besiktas on a two-year loan deal.

After making awful errors in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, things started to turn around for Karius at Anfield. Liverpool signed Allison Bekar from Roma making him the second expensive goalkeeper in the world. And after the signing, it was only about time for Karius to lose his place in the starting XI.

However, despite getting dropped to the bench, Klopp wanted Karius as the second goalkeeper. But the player felt playing for the Turkish side would be the best option. After being unveiled as a Besiktas player, the former Liverpool goal-keeper said,

“He [Klopp] told me he would like to have me in the squad because he wants to have the best quality players. But I spoke to him and asked him for my wish. It is important to me to play for Besiktas. I talked with him for a long time, and he understood my situation. I think it was a good deal for everyone. He wished me well, but he said he would have liked to keep me.”

Loris Karius, Jurgen Klopp
Loris Karius says Jurgen Klopp wanted him on the squad even after Champions League final debacle. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Talking about the nightmare errors in the final, Karius feels it was nothing but an unlucky day.

“If you give the circumstances with a serious injury, as well that I don’t know in what way it affected me, you have to move on. It was an unlucky day, but it’s football. I don’t think a lot of players reach a Champions League final. If you look at how many goalkeepers in the league reach a Champions League final, I don’t know. So it was a great achievement. Unfortunately, on this day we were unlucky, and it wasn’t the best performance. But there were a lot of things that came together. It’s in the past now, and I look forward to the future.”

The exit of Loris Karius for at least the next two years means Simon Mignolet will be the second choice goalkeeper for Liverpool.

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