Loris Karius, the infamous Liverpool goalkeeper, is due to leave the club this summer when his contract expires in June. The out-of-favor goalkeeper has spent the majority of his contract away from Anfield and now has the opportunity to restart his career somewhere.
After his high-profile blunders in the Champions League final against Real Madrid in 2018, Karius’ Liverpool career has come to an end. He was brought in from Mainz to compete with another former Liverpool player, Simon Mignolet.
Following their loss to Real Madrid, Jurgen Klopp strengthened the goalkeeping position with Alisson Becker, while Karius fell completely out of favor. The subsequent emergence of Caoimhin Kelleher and other goalkeepers (Adrian) eventually saw Karius drop down the pecking order at Anfield.
While the 28-year-old went on more than his fair share of loans after his 2018 final debacle, he never established himself in any new teams and his future is still up in the air. Karius will hope to reignite his career and get back to regular football as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, for the Reds, the departure of the goalkeeper is likely to be muted, with the forgotten German unlikely to command a lot of positive nostalgia.