The truth about Loris Karius' Liverpool loan as questions over Besiktas future linger

Reports suggested that the Turkish outfit had asked Liverpool to take the goalkeeper back in January.

By James Pearce 12:05, 30 OCT 2018 Updated 12:16, 30 OCT 2018

Loris Karius' two-year spell on loan at Besiktas WILL NOT BE CUT SHORT!

Reports suggested that the Turkish outfit had asked Liverpool to take the goalkeeper back in January.

However, the ECHO understands that's not the case and there has been no dialogue on the subject between the clubs.

Even if Besiktas were looking to off-load Karius, there is no option in the deal which was struck back in August for the loan to be terminated early.

Liverpool agreed an initial two-year loan for a fee of 2.25million. https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/fo...lained-15052767

Besiktas are obligated to buy the German shot-stopper for a further 7.25million in 2020 if certain performance criteria are met. These are related to appearances and Besiktas qualifying for Europe.

The Reds will also have a 20% sell on clause if the deal becomes permanent.

Karius headed to Besiktas on a mission to get his career back on track after his Champions League final nightmare against Red Madrid was followed by Liverpool's 65million swoop for Alisson Becker.

He has held down the No 1 spot for Besiktas so far this season and the club have given Liverpool no indication that they are unhappy with his form.

As well as sending back Karius, reports in Turkey suggested that Besiktas want to sign Reds striker Divock Origi initially on loan.

Liverpool are open to off-loading the Belgium international in January but will only consider bids in excess of 20million. Origi has yet to make an appearance for the Reds this season after returning from a loan spell at Wolfsburg.

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Edited by Pickles (30/10/18 07:25 PM)