Liverpool - Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has joined Turkish side Besiktas on
a two-year loan deal, the English Premier League club announced on Saturday.
- who made two costly errors in the Champions League final loss to
Real Madrid in May - has been replaced as Liverpool's number one by
Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
"The 25-year-old is set to spend
the remainder of 2018/19 and the whole of 2019/20 with the Super Lig
outfit, who have started the new campaign with back-to-back league
victories," Liverpool said in a statement on their website.
"Everybody at LFC wishes Loris the best of luck during his loan spell."
the potential move on Friday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said
Karius had not been "sacked", adding: "It is only change. That's
football, no problem with that."
Karius wept on the pitch after
his errors in Liverpool's 3-1 defeat against Real and the German still
looked traumatised as he struggled again during pre-season.
Klopp moved quickly to replace Karius with Brazil's World Cup 'keeper Alisson from Roma in a £65 million deal.
25-year-old has already impressed with clean sheets in his first three
matches, bringing a new dimension to Liverpool's game with his
distribution, as well as his shot-stopping skills.
"Good player, very good player and not only a goalkeeper but a player as well so that's quite cool," Klopp said.
"He gives us a few more (offensive) opportunities so that's cool as well, I like that."