German goalkeeper Loris Karius left Anfield over the Summer to join Besiktas on loan following a tumultuous couple of seasons at Anfield.
Karius had been Liverpool’s number one for the majority of last season but the German made a number of high profile errors, most notably two in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
He first threw the ball to the feet of Real striker Karim Benzema allowing him to easily give the reigning European champions the lead, before letting Gareth Bale’s long-range effort slip through his hands to seal the game for the Spanish side.
Over the summer Liverpool spent a then-record £67 million to bring Brazilian keeper Alisson to the club, seemingly as a replacement for Karius but according to a report by Dominic King in the Daily Mail, it was something other than his errors which were the final straw in the German’s Anfield career.
King reports that Liverpool’s trust in Karius following the Champions League final continued to slowly erode away before the German keeper posted a video of himself in July exercising and eating ice cream in California, which was ultimately the straw that broke the camels back.
The Daily Mail reporter writes that this should have been a time for Karius to ” to keep his head down and work but he continued to make himself a story” thus ultimately leading to his exit.
King also remarks that current Liverpool number one Alisson, despite making a glaring error against Leicester City two weeks ago, is a much different character to Karius and that when he “held his hands up and apologised” his team-mates knew that that was the end of the issue.
Karius is currently on-loan and Besiktas and it’s difficult to see any way in which he returns to Anfield following this recent report.