Loris Karius could be close to finding a new home with Swiss club FC Basel registering an interest for the goalkeeper.
It has been a very difficult last few years for the German, stemming from the calamitous performance against Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final.
Loyal to a fault, even Jurgen Klopp knew the time was right to invest in a high quality keeper hence spending a then World Record figure of £66 million on Alisson and that decision has proven to be a masterstroke.
But for Karius the tumultuous period continued on loan in Turkey where in total contrast to Klopp, the Keeper was often criticised by his manager Senol Gunes with this quote after a 3-2 victory against Konyaspor the tip of the iceberg in March 2019.
"He was at fault for the goals.
“Karius has gone a bit stagnant, something is wrong with his electricity, motivation, enthusiasm for the game."
“If I still had (back up keeper) Tolga I'd play him.”
Gunes left Besiktas for the national team job at the end of the 2018/9 season, but the two year spell in Turkey went from bad to worse for Karius and he eventually had to terminate his own loan due to unpaid wages.
Any chance of a return to his homeland would bring greater fortunes was dashed when he barely featured last season for Union Berlin where he was backup for Andreas Luthe.
When he got a run of games in February after Luthe suffered an injury, Union Berlin manager Urs Fischer made it perfectly clear that there would be no permanent deal.
“I don't see why a debate should break out, from my point of view there is no discussion."
With no future prospects at Liverpool, Karius is currently in Football limbo.
However there could finally be light at the end of the tunnel with Teamtalk (via Bild) reporting that Basel are closely pondering a deal for the gloveman.
It is believed that the two parties were close to striking a deal in the summer but broke down to Karius not agreeing to personal terms.
But there is a belief that the Swiss club will come back in January and with no other options for Karius on the table, an agreement could be on the cards.
And while it wouldn’t be a eye watering figure in any sense, The Reds would get a fee for him before his current contract expires next summer.
While the Liverpool career of Karius is eminently forgettable, it will be nice to see him turn the page on what has been a extremely challenging period and make the most of his career.