Liverpool offer backing to Loris Karius following goalkeeper's complaint to FIFA
Loris Karius is going through a tough time in Turkey
Besiktas goalkeeper Loris Karius endured some harsh criticism from manager Senol Gunes at the weekend and it has now emerged that the German goalkeeper is owed four months wages by the Turkish club.
Karius has officially lodged a complaint with FIFA, asking football's governing body to intervene after the deadline he set to be paid expired.
A report in the Liverpool Echo now states that Karius' parent club, Liverpool, have offered their support to the goalkeeper, although there is no reason to expect the club is looking to cut his loan deal short.
Karius moved to Besiktas in the summer after coming in for increased scrutiny for his performances between the sticks for Liverpool last season, epitomised by his gifting of two goals to Real Madrid in last season's Champions League final.
But while most of the criticism towards Karius in England came from fans and the media, the 25-year-old is facing ridicule from his own manager at Besiktas, a fact which has baffled Liverpool and left the Reds concerned about how he is being treated.
"He was at fault for the goals he conceded," Gunes said following Besiktas' 3-2 win over Konyaspor. "Karius has gone a bit stagnant, something is wrong with his electricity, motivation, enthusiasm for the game.
"It has been like that since the beginning. He does not really feel a part of the team."
With no get-out clause, four months of unpaid wages and a frosty relationship with his manager, you have to feel for Karius, who is contracted to Besiktas for another 15 months.