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30th Oct 2018

Loris Karius takes to social media to respond to reports linking him with Liverpool return

Karius has been linked with an early return to Liverpool after a slow start to his loan spell at Besiktas, but the goalkeeper has rubbished those reports

Darragh Murphy

Alisson Becker can rest easy as Loris Karius will almost certainly not be returning to Liverpool this season

Some unexpected reports this week had linked Karius with a very premature return to Anfield just three months after the goalkeeper signed a two-year loan deal with Besiktas.

Liverpool had hoped that Karius would escape the media spotlight with a spell at a lower-profile club following some well-documented errors for the Reds but the German stopper continues to be scrutinised in Turkey.

Karius has not looked as assured as he might have hoped since his switch to Besiktas and after rumoured concerns from manager Senol Gunes about the ‘keeper’s confidence, reports circulated that the Turkish club was considering sending him back to Merseyside in January.

The Liverpool Echo has since rejected those claims, revealing that no option exists in Karius’ Besiktas contract which would entitle the Turkish side to offload him at their discretion.

Karius has since responded to the speculation with a no-nonsense Instagram post.

“Coffee first. Media’s bullshit second,” Karius wrote.

It’s not the first time this season that the 25-year-old had been forced to respond to reports in the media.

Only last month, Karius dismissed claims in the Turkish press that he had made certain remarks regarding the reaction of female supporters to his arrival in Istanbul.