Loris Karius has revealed he had to convince boss Jurgen Klopp before moving to Besiktas. The German keeper recently sealed a two year loan deal to the Turkish side.
Karius was supposed to be Alisson’s deputy this season following the arrival of the Brazilian goalkeeper from AS Roma this summer. The former Mainz shot-stopper had been the preferred choice in the Reds goal last season but following his glaring mistake in the Champions League final, Klopp felt the urgency of bringing reinforcements in the keeping department.
Karius further made some schoolboy errors in the pre-season which virtually sealed his fate as Liverpool finalised the Alisson transfer.
Karius said, “He [Klopp] told me he would like to have me in the squad because he wants to have the best quality players.
“But I spoke to him and asked him for my wish, it is important to me to play for Besiktas. I talked with him for a long time and he understood my situation.
“I think it was a good deal for everyone. He wished me well but he said he would have liked to keep me.”