Loris Karius makes brilliant one-on-one save but concedes late equaliser
Loris Karius showed glimpses that he is close to recapturing his confidence.
Karius made his debut for Besiktas on Sunday night and came up with a brilliant one-on-one save to deny opponents Bursaspor the chance to take an early lead.
The on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper rushed off his line to close down a strike and got a strong hand to it.
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A clean sheet looked on the cards for the stopper, who joined from the Reds on a two-year deal after coming in for increasing scrutiny for his errors at Liverpool, but it wasn't to be.
After being booked for time-wasting, Karius found himself in no man's land in the 86th minute after deciding to rush out to claim a lofted cross that he had no chance of claiming.
Bursaspor forward Diafra Sakho got a toe to the dinked pull-back and tapped it into the net which was left empty.
Karius will hope to return to Anfield a stronger player after his spell with Besiktas, although the 25-year-old revealed that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp tried to convince him to stay on Merseyside.
After arriving in Turkey, Karius said: "Jurgen told me he would like to have me in the squad because he wants to have the best-quality players. But I spoke to him and asked him for my wish. It is important to me to play for Besiktas. I talked with him for a long time and he understood my situation.
"It was a good deal for everyone. He wished me well but said he would have liked to keep me. I came here because I think I can make the next step in my career, improve as a player and also help the whole team to improve. I’m still young for a goalkeeper. I want to make the next step and hopefully win many titles with Besiktas."