Besiktas president gives significant update on Loris Karius
Loris Karius may never play for Liverpool again
The fact that Karius left Liverpool on a loan deal rather than a permanent one suggested to many that Jurgen Klopp still had plenty of faith in his under-fire goalkeeper.
It was likely hoped that two years away from the media scrutiny in England would do the German the world of good and he would return with his confidence rebuilt and ready to provide some competition for Alisson Becker.
But a couple of errors since his switch to Turkey have only served to intensify the pressure on the German stopper, with recent reports suggesting that Besiktas were considering sending him back to Anfield in January.
In response to those rumours, it was pointed out that no clause exists in his Besiktas contract which would entitle the Turkish side to offload him at their discretion and now the club's president has had his say on the situation.
Fikret Orman has laughed off claims that Besiktas want rid of the 25-year-old and even insisted that he wants to tie the goalkeeper down to a permanent deal in an interview with Turkish outlet Harberle.
"Karius is an excellent keeper, God willing we will sign him on a permanent transfer," Orman said, as translated by Sky Sports.
"These stories are complete nonsense. Give Karius some time is all I'm saying. Karius has a lot of work to do but give him time."
Karius has just one clean sheet in his eight league appearances for Besiktas this season but appears content with life in Turkey.