Liverpool reject Loris Karius could see his loan at Turkish club Besiktas cut short after just three months.
The German goalkeeper was allowed to leave Anfield over the summer following a series of high-profile errors – including two in the Champions League final – and signed a two-year loan with Besiktas.
But, according to reports in Turkey, the Istanbul club are not impressed by Karius either and have asked Liverpool to cancel his loan deal but give them outcast striker Divock Origi instead.
Besiktas have ‘asked Liverpool to cut short’ the two-year loan of goalkeeper Loris Karius
The German keeper made two high-profile errors in the Champions League final as Liverpool were beaten by Real Madrid
Karius agreed a two-year loan deal with Besiktas with an option to sign him permanently at the end.
But according to Turkish outlet Fotomac, Besiktas have not been completely satisfied with his performances and have now made signing a striker their priority.
That could see them sign Belgian frontman Origi, who hasn’t played a single minute for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, make the move.
Besiktas are keen on taking outcast striker Divock Origi from Liverpool in place of Karius
The German arrived at Besiktas on a two-year loan at the beginning of the campaign
Karius, 25, gifted Real Madrid two goals in the Kiev final back in May, leading to a 3-1 defeat and Liverpool signed Brazilian Alisson to replace him over the summer for what was then a world-record £67million fee for a keeper.
Besiktas, who are currently fourth in the Turkish Super Lig, three points behind leaders Istanbul Basaksehir, are paying half of Karius’s wages.
He made a howler on his debut against Bursaspor in September when he badly misjudged a cross, and then a similar mistake against Malmo in the UEFA Europa League when he failed to read the flight of a deflected cross.
Nonetheless, Karius does remain No 1 at Besiktas for the time being.