Loris Karius denies making remark about female fans in Turkey
Loris Karius claims that he never said what he is reported as saying this week.
Some unusual quotes were attributed to Karius in the Turkish media but the goalkeeper, who is on loan at Besiktas from Liverpool, denies ever saying them.
Turkish publication Fanatik claimed that Karius had proudly discussed his popularity among female supporters in Turkey and reportedly boasted about being inundated with requests for photographs, with several UK outlets subsequently picking up the story.
But the 25-year-old has rubbished the reports, insisting that he has not spoken to the press since his move from Liverpool two weeks ago.
Since arriving in Turkey I haven't had any interviews. The news and quotes that have been published are not true. That's something I wanted you to know.
Yours, Loris Karius
— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) September 13, 2018
"Since arriving in Turkey I haven't had any interviews," Karius tweeted.
"The news and quotes that have been published are not true. That's something I wanted you to know."
Karius moved to Besiktas on a two-year loan deal after facing increasing scrutiny in England following several well-publicised errors.
The German stopper made his debut for the Turkish Super Lig side before the international break and made one brilliant save before conceding a late equaliser.
Jurgen Klopp will hope that Karius will be able to recapture his confidence in Turkey and return to Anfield a more assured 'keeper.
Karius looks to have already settled in his new side and was even able to see the funny side of being embarrassed in training by teammate Ricardo Quaresma last weekend.