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Jurgen Klopp has cleared up any doubt over the status of Loris Karius saying that the German goalkeeper is free to find a new club.

 

The 28 year-old last played for the Reds in a competitive fixture in the Champions Leqgue final against Real Madrid in May 2018 which turned into a well documented personal horror show.

 

In the subsequent period of time, the keeper has had turbulent loan spells at Besiktas and Union Berlin.

 

Despite all the inner turmoil he has dealt with during this difficult period of his career, Karius remains on the books of the Reds and by all accounts has dealt with his situation in a very professional manner.

 

There was even some speculation that Karius would be involved in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi final against Arsenal as Liverpool dealt with a Covid outbreak among their goalkeeping ranks. However we will never know Karius would have got the nod as the fixture was postponed.

 

Speaking ahead of the home fixture against Brentford, the manager looked to clear up matters per the Official site.

 

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“So, there are different things. One is Loris Karius the player, who is doing absolutely nothing wrong, who is in a really good shape, who is training very hard. He is committed, the goalie coaches are fully committed, that’s clear. But before the season we made a decision. Obviously it was in the club’s interest as well that Loris finds a new club, stuff like this.

 

“That didn’t happen, so fine. We made a decision: he’ll be treated completely normally absolutely but we have the goalies. As long as we don’t have a massive situation here, our No.1 is Ali, our No.2 is Caoimh, No.3 is Adrian, No.4 is Marcelo and then there’s already four goalkeepers.

 

The way Klopp addressed the subject, it seems he is perfectly happy with the three senior keepers along with 19 year old Brazilian Marcelo Pitaluga who came to the club in late 2020.

 

While he is yet to make a senior appearance, the youngster made the bench for the Carabao Cup quarter final win against Leicester and has impressed his countryman Alisson with his all-round skill set and willingness to take advice on board.

 

“We were never in a situation where we had to use the fifth (keeper). It has nothing to do with the quality, we made the decision and the boys do really well obviously. I think everybody is impressed by the development of Caoimhin Kelleher, who is ready for pretty much everything.

 

“We all know about the quality of Adrian and the impact he has on training and the dressing room and stuff like this and would always be ready to go. And Marcelo is an incredible talent, an absolutely incredible talent, the next one in line.

 

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“That’s it. But Loris, I wish him only the best and he will find a club whenever – now or in the summer. And then from there he will go on, I’m very sure.

 

The words of Klopp come just a few days after goalkeeping coach John Achterburg said that just sitting on the bench for the next six months won’t help his career prospects and he needs competitive Football.

 

There is no doubt some clubs would be ruthless and just cut him adrift, but in keeping with the classy way that Klopp and his staff conduct their business, they are giving Karius all the encouragement he needs to look to greener pastures.

 

 

 

 


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I think it's sad that people vilify this lad because of that Champions League Final. I always thought Jurgen made him his number one keeper far too early when he wasnt ready or a better option than Mignolet yet no one seems bothered about that. Each to their own, though.

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6 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

I think it's sad that people vilify this lad because of that Champions League Final. I always thought Jurgen made him his number one keeper far too early when he wasnt ready or a better option than Mignolet yet no one seems bothered about that. Each to their own, though.

It was his attitude afterwards that really got people's backs up. His social media antics really didn't make him popular or believable when apologising for his performances.

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3 hours ago, VladimirIlyich said:

It was his attitude afterwards that really got people's backs up. His social media antics really didn't make him popular or believable when apologising for his performances.

Jesus, so the lad's not able to get away on a holiday with his bird, have an ice cream and have his hair cut and do a bit of sunbathing in an effort to get over probably the worst public humiliation in his life that was televised to millions?

 

Fucking hell, social media and all that.

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4 hours ago, dockers_strike said:

Jesus, so the lad's not able to get away on a holiday with his bird, have an ice cream and have his hair cut and do a bit of sunbathing in an effort to get over probably the worst public humiliation in his life that was televised to millions?

 

Fucking hell, social media and all that.

You seem to be more arsed about his career than he is. It's called humility and Karius displayed very little of it. You never know,if he'd have shown more of it he might have saved his top flight career.

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Yeah after you cost your club a european cup final with an embarrassing display, you keep your head down on twitter etc....you might knock out an apology/gonna learn and come back better for you post...but what you don't do is post the shite he did - showing off his bird, his holiday etc etc.

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18 hours ago, an tha said:

Yeah after you cost your club a european cup final with an embarrassing display, you keep your head down on twitter etc....you might knock out an apology/gonna learn and come back better for you post...but what you don't do is post the shite he did - showing off his bird, his holiday etc etc.

It’s the Johann Cruyff rule - if you’re going to be the biggest twat, you need to be the best player. 
I think Karius a long way from being the biggest twat we’ve employed over the last decade or so, but he flopped badly on the biggest stage. 
I don’t hate him for either, but it was pretty ill-judged. 

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On 15/01/2022 at 12:45, VladimirIlyich said:

It was his attitude afterwards that really got people's backs up. His social media antics really didn't make him popular or believable when apologising for his performances.


What a load of bollocks, should he sit in his house and cry for three months, just because some middle aged internet heroes can’t accept that life goes on, even after a bad game of football?

 

Fair play to Karius who actually used his summer holiday to get some distance from it all. 

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34 minutes ago, Code said:


What a load of bollocks, should he sit in his house and cry for three months, just because some middle aged internet heroes can’t accept that life goes on, even after a bad game of football?

 

Fair play to Karius who actually used his summer holiday to get some distance from it all. 

Nobody is suggesting he should stay in and cry..

 

But how about just keeping your head down while you go on holiday etc....less is more and all that.

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26 minutes ago, an tha said:

Nobody is suggesting he should stay in and cry..

 

But how about just keeping your head down while you go on holiday etc....less is more and all that.


Why should he, he posted some video of himself training during his holidays did he not? 
 

would it been better if he was on the ale?

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If Karius actually cared about his football career he would have ripped up his contract in the summer and joined the biggest club that were prepared to offer him a crack at first team football. Instead he hangs around here like a bad smell, knowing full well that he is never going to play for us again.

 

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1 hour ago, Code said:


What a load of bollocks, should he sit in his house and cry for three months, just because some middle aged internet heroes can’t accept that life goes on, even after a bad game of football?

 

Fair play to Karius who actually used his summer holiday to get some distance from it all. 

Absolutely nothing wrong with being a middle aged internet hero. 

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7 minutes ago, Code said:


Why should he, he posted some video of himself training during his holidays did he not? 
 

would it been better if he was on the ale?

He should have kept his head down because he put in one of the most embarrassing performances ever seen on the biggest stage of all and cost this football club a european cup....

 

Flaunting his holiday after it was simply wrong IMO...go on holiday yeah, but just keep your head down and don't plaster it all over social media.

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6 minutes ago, Captain Turdseye said:


Some of us youngsters may disagree, grandad. 

I was trying to make Code feel better about himself. 

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15 hours ago, Code said:


What a load of bollocks, should he sit in his house and cry for three months, just because some middle aged internet heroes can’t accept that life goes on, even after a bad game of football?

 

Fair play to Karius who actually used his summer holiday to get some distance from it all. 

The contrarian view just for the sake of it. Never change.

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On 16/01/2022 at 15:54, an tha said:

Nobody is suggesting he should stay in and cry..

 

But how about just keeping your head down while you go on holiday etc....less is more and all that.

You could apply this logic to anyone from any walk of life with an instagram account

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On 16/01/2022 at 16:23, MegadriveMan said:

If Karius actually cared about his football career he would have ripped up his contract in the summer and joined the biggest club that were prepared to offer him a crack at first team football. Instead he hangs around here like a bad smell, knowing full well that he is never going to play for us again.

 

Not the first or last player here or anywhere to have done that.

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