Once again, without a match with the team, Liverpool, the English Premier League champions, announced that their substitute goalkeeper, German Loris Karius, has moved to Union Berlin on loan until the end of the 2021 season.
Karius, 27, defended the colors of Liverpool in 49 games in various competitions during two seasons after moving from Mainz in the summer of 2016. He was training with the squad of his countryman Jürgen Klopp at the beginning of the current season.
“I look forward to my new opportunity in Berlin,” said Karius, who started his Manchester City career. “I am happy to play again in Bundesliga.”
Karius won great negative fame with a “catastrophic” performance in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final when he made a series of fatal mistakes that led to Liverpool losing to Real Madrid 1-3 in Kyiv.
“Signing with Loris Karius means guaranteeing a goalkeeper with local and international experience,” said Oliver Reinhardt, Berlin Football Manager.
This is the second time that Liverpool lend Karius, after moving between 2018 and 2020 to Besiktas’ Turkish side. In his home country, Karius joins Nigerian striker Taiwo Oniye, also on loan from Liverpool.