Liverpool goalkeeper terminates Besiktas loan


On-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has terminated his contract with Besiktas following a pay dispute.

Karius announced on Instagram on Monday his two-year loan stint at the Turkish club would be cut short and he will return to Anfield.

It comes after the 26-year-old submitted a complaint to FIFA and had a bust-up with the Besiktas hierarchy for not paying his wages over the course of his stay at Vodafone Park.

“Same things happened already last year. Unfortunately they haven’t tried to solve this situational problem and even refused my suggestion to help by taking a pay cut.

“It’s important to me that you know I really enjoyed playing for this club a lot. Besiktas can be proud having such passionate fans behind them always giving amazing support.

“You always supported me in good and bad times and I will always remember you in the best way! Also I want to say thank you to all my teammates, coaching staff including all people working for the club. You welcomed me with arms wide open from day one.”

In April, FIFA confirmed they were investigating a complaint made by Karius against Besiktas amid reports the German would be suing the club over unpaid wages.

Karius also said he kept in touch with Jurgen Klopp while on loan at Besiktas, but it was “too early to say anything” on his future at Liverpool.

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By Sky Sports

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