Liverpool are prepared to let Loris Karius leave the club as a free agent in the upcoming January transfer window.

According to an exclusive report from Liverpool ECHO, Loris Karius could finally be on the verge of a permanent exit from Anfield. The Liverpool goalkeeper has a contract in Merseyside until summer 2022, but it appears Liverpool are ready to let him leave the club in the upcoming January transfer window as a free agent.

Formerly of Mainz, Karius joined Liverpool way back in 2016. But the German faltered in England, much like Chelsea superstar Kepa Arrizabalaga, failing to maintain consistency in his performances while his error-prone nature made him a maligned figure at Anfield.

Although the 28-year-old remained at Liverpool for the first couple of seasons, despite his poor performances, a costly mistake in the UEFA Champions League final in 2018 was the boiling point for many fans. And unsurprisingly, the goalkeeper was shipped off to Besiktas in the following summer, in a two-year loan deal.

During his time in Turkey, Karius 67 competitive appearances for the Black Eagles but was unable to make a lasting impact. As a result, he had to spend another season on loan, this time at Union Berlin, during the 2020/21 campaign.

In tears after a calamitous display (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Loris Karius has multiple years at Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A return to the Bundesliga turned out much worse than expected as the German couldn’t displace Andreas Luthe in between the sticks. He featured in a total of four league matches before returning to Anfield this summer.

While a permanent move away from Anfield seemed likely, Karius ended up remaining a part of the first team. However, he is yet to feature in a single game and has fallen behind the likes of Allison, Adrian and Caiohmin Kelleher in the pecking order.

A move away from the Merseyside, therefore, could serve Karius well, especially in the January transfer window. Given the hectic schedule across European football, many teams are holding out for additional goalkeepers to serve as deputies. The German’s experience at the highest level of football, in that regard, could prove to be a valued commodity.

At the age of just 28, Karius has many years ahead of him and has the potential to once again rekindle his old self elsewhere. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been too much noise from any club regarding his services lately, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the Liverpool star in the coming months.

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