Besiktas & Liverpool’s Loris Karius
German goalie Loris Karius is on loan at Besiktas from Liverpool.
Karius will forever be remembered for his poor performance in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
The keeper made two grave mistakes which will haunt him throughout his life.
Liverpool jettisoned Karius to Turkish side Besiktas in the summer.
Besiktas agreed a two-year loan deal with the Reds.
But could that deal be on the verge of collapsing?
Besiktas manager Senol Gunes criticised Karius in public this week, while the Times now reveal the Liverpool loanee is owed a stack of cash.
Besiktas stopped paying Karius months ago
According to journalist Paul Joyce, Karius hasn’t been paid for the last four months in Turkey.
If true, that could justify why Karius hasn’t been on top of his game at Besiktas. Readers are told:
Karius’ representatives contacted Fifa last month stating that the 25-year-old was owed more than €1 million (about £860 million) having not received his wages since October.
Besiktas have yet to respond and Karius, who signed a two-year loan deal with the Istanbul club, wants world football’s governing body to intervene.
Besiktas 3 – Konyaspor 2
Last weekend Besiktas beat Konyaspor 3-2.
Karius played 90 minutes, however he was blasted by his manager after the game. Senol Gunes said:
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.
It has been like that since the beginning. He does not really feel a part of the team, it’s something we haven’t been able to work out and, of course, I am partly to blame for this.
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.