Published: Sun, August 26, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Simon Mignolet doesn't hold back on Liverpool's decision to let Karius leave

Simon Mignolet doesn't hold back on Liverpool's decision to let Karius leave

Karius will initially join Besiktas on a two-year loan deal for a £2.25m fee, with the Turkish club obligated to make the move permanent for a further £7.25m in 2020 if certain criteria such as appearance targets and European qualification are met.

Besiktas promptly removed Karius from the photo when it started to circulate around Twitter users, while Jurgen Klopp said in a press conference (via James Pearce, Liverpool Echo) earlier today: "There is nothing new about Loris".

Karius - 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 transfer of Karius doesn't change anything for me.

Simon Mignolet of Liverpool behind-the-scenes at Melwood Training Ground

That fact appears to have rubbed Mignolet up the wrong way, and the club's decision to allow Karius to leave while he remains as "bizarre".

"I find it freaky that Karius was loaned while I also had options to be loaned", said the Belgium worldwide. 'But for some reason that was not possible. A goalkeeper who was preferred to me last season may leave on a loan basis. "I've always been clear: I want to play".

"Nothing has been told to me after the departure of Karius, so I do not know what my future at Liverpool is".

Since Loris Karius joined Liverpool from Mainz in 2016, the German professional goalkeeper has played 49 games in all competition for the Premier League side.

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He went on to win a first FA Cup, adding to two Premier League titles, one League Cup and one Europa League title. For now, I'm happy. "A lot of things have been said, nonsense and everything".

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