Loris Karius is reportedly set to be dropped by Besiktas after one former goalkeeper took aim at his use of social media.
The Liverpool loanee goalkeeper came under criticism for conceding a calamitous goal against Malmo in the Europa League before the international break, and could now end up sidelined for their next European game against Genk, according to Fotomac .
Karius flapped at a deflected cross, which crept under the crossbar, which placed himself in the headlines again.
And the latest reports from Turkey claim that Besiktas manager Senol Gunes intends to drop Karius for their European game against Genk.
As per the source, Gunes plans to start backup ‘keeper Tolga Zengin for the match as he is concerned about the pressure on Karius’ shoulders.
The 25-year-old had performed admirably for the most part prior to his Europa League error, but the spotlight has been placed upon him once more.
Former German goalkeeper Uli Stein, whose most famous stint came with Hamburg in the 1980s, recently criticised Karius for his mentality.
“Karius seems to think that it is more important to take photos and share on social media accounts than on the field,” he told the German press. “He needs two perfect seasons to prove himself again.”
The German shot-stopper left Merseyside in the summer on a two-year loan deal which saw the Reds implement a condition on the contract meaning the Super Lig club must buy Karius for £7.25million in 2020 if certain performance criteria are met. They are related to appearances and Besiktas qualifying for Europe.
The initial loan-deal was worth £2.25m to Liverpool and the Reds also have a 20% sell on clause if the deal becomes permanent.
urgen Klopp signed Alisson Becker in the summer to be Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper for a fee of £65m.
The German boss then offloaded Karius with the belief that Mignolet’s wealth of Premier League experience and his professionalism made him the better candidate to be Alisson’s understudy this season.