Loris Karius made another mistake in Bestikas’ 3-2 win over Konyaspor. The German should have made a save from Omer Al Sahiner but allowed the equaliser to go through.
Shinji Kagawa saved the blushes of the Turkish giants, but the manager of the club was not happy with Karius’ performance.
The German joined the club on a two-year loan deal after the Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid last season.
There have been spells where he has been great for Bestikas. Senol Gunes was having none of it and criticised the player with the Liverpool Echo claiming that some fans even heckled the German:
“He was at fault for the goals he conceded.
“Karius has gone a bit stagnant, something is wrong with his electricity, motivation, enthusiasm for the game.
“Something is wrong, he has also been unlucky. [He] is talented but it hasn’t worked out and we have a problem. Let me put it this way, if I still had Tolga available I would play him.”
Tough season for Karius
The German was replaced by Alisson at the start of the season, and a change of scenery initially seemed to work for him.
However, Karius is still making some mistakes which are leading to goals. The former Mainz keeper seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence, despite being one of the top keepers in the Bundesliga before joining Liverpool.
It will be interesting to see how things progress with him in the summer as he would have one more year left on his Besiktas deal.
The keeper could still turn things around and many fans backed Liverpool to help the German out.
Some of the quotes about Karius from Besiktas, his disengagement, isolation from the team, lack of energy, smack of the way Robert Enkes depression presented itself.
As a #lfc player, the club need to make sure he’s getting any help he may need.
— Paul Rowe (@rower71) March 12, 2019
We should take him back and build him up again.
Its the least we can do
— YC (@WhytheRed) March 12, 2019
— Efe Tetik (@26Efe) March 11, 2019
Man I feel for Karius. What was supposed to be the best night of his life has totally ruined his career.
— Marc Netto ❌❌❌ (@YoungOvermars) March 11, 2019
That’s what happen when the lads gets abused to hell and back!
— Paul James 🇯🇪 (@JerseyPaul90) March 11, 2019
horrible to see he may have messed up but he played for our club i hope he finds his spark again
— 5had0w_TV 🏆 (@5hadowtv) March 11, 2019
Not suprised his confidence is at a all time low when ya manager slagging you of publically
— James Prethero (@prethero) March 11, 2019
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