Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Loris Karius’ move to Besiktas in his post-match press conference following his side’s 1-0 win over Brighton at Anfield.
As per journalist Richard Buxton on Twitter, Klopp stated that the German “said goodbye yesterday”, something that basically confirms the shot-stopper’s move away from Anfield.
Goal have reported that the Reds star is expected to finalise a two-year loan deal that will see him move to the Turkish giants, and Klopp’s words today only reaffirm this.
Klopp on Karius joining Besiktas "He said goodbye yesterday. He was really looking forward to it. It's good for him. I think Loris is a fantastic goalkeeper" #LFC
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) August 25, 2018
Liverpool fans will be happy to see Karius leaving, as it means that the German can secure first team football.
Karius would’ve slipped down the pecking order at Anfield following the arrival of Alisson from Roma this summer, and this move for Karius is surely the best thing for both parties.
A lot of Reds fans would’ve been somewhat annoyed to see Karius claim a starting spot this season given his antics in the Champions League final against Real Madrid last season.
Only time will tell if Karius ends up succeeded in Turkey, and whether his career on Merseyside is all but over.
This move will be good news for Simon Mignolet, who now looks set to claim the back-up goalkeeper spot at Anfield for the season ahead.