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‘I am fully aware’ – Liverpool man opens up on future, says he is staying at Anfield

Loris Karius believes that there is no reason for him to leave Liverpool at the end of the current season.

The German international is now back at Anfield after terminating his two season loan stint with Turkish club Besiktas.

The 26-year-old keeper has not played for Liverpool since the 2017/18 Champions League final against Real Madrid. He committed two howlers during the game, which the Reds ultimately lost 3-1.

“I will have to be playing if I actually change clubs,” said Karius according to Transfermarkt.

“It makes no sense to say I’m leaving Liverpool for a worse club and I’m only the number two there.

“I’m not in a pressured situation at all, I don’t have to change – as the second goalkeeper in England you know that you get chances.

“I am currently at the best club in the world, who are competing for titles, and I have the highest level around me every day in training.

“I am fully aware that I am in a good position to be at Liverpool. I have great conditions there.”

It was widely believed that Karius would not have any future at Anfield after his horrendous display and Liverpool subsequently signed Alisson during that summer.

The Brazil international has been a huge success in goal at Anfield since he joined the Reds during the summer of 2018. He has also established himself firmly as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Karius was initially strong in terms of his performances in Turkey.

However, questions began to be asked about him following a mistake against Malmo in the Europa League in October 2018.

Besiktas boss Senol Gunes subsequently questioned his commitment following a 3-2 defeat against Konyaspor last March.

Karius has two more years remaining on his current deal with Liverpool.

It is very difficult to see him usurping Alisson in the club’s pecking order in the near future. At best he may be installed as the club’s second-choice goalkeeper and cover for Alisson when he is not available.

Adrian arrived at Anfield last summer but has not been convincing when covering for Alisson. The Reds may want to consider whether they want to give Karius the number two role next season.

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