No Request To Liverpool Over Karius Return

No Send-Back Clause

Loris Karius Liverpool transfer news
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Liverpool aren’t willing to recall Loris Karius from his two-year loan spell at Besiktas.

Reports from Turkey claim the Super Lig side are looking to send him back following concerns over his performances. He has played 27 games so far this season and conceded 36 goals. His clean sheet against Gozetepe last weekend was only his sixth for the club and he responded with a posting on Instagram with an emoji signalling quiet.

Karius moved to Besiktas last summer for a loan fee of £2.2million. The Turkish side can purchase him permanently for £7.2million in the summer of 2020.

However, there is no option in Karius’s loan agreement allowing any recall. Besiktas have yet to make any formal request to the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp decided Karius had to leave following his two howlers in last May’s Champions League Final defeat to Real Madrid.

The German keeper was responsible for an error early on in his loan spell when he gifted a late equaliser to Bursaspor last September. He was also criticised for performances in the Europa League when Besiktas lost 2-0 in Malmo and 4-2 at home to Belgian side Genk.

Meanwhile, Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno looks set to sign a pre-contract agreement with Serie A side Lazio.

Moreno is out of contract at the end of the season and is currently free to speak to overseas clubs.