Besiktas ‘to cancel Karius loan deal and send him back to Liverpool in January’

Turkish giants Besiktas have reportedly lost patience with underperforming goalkeeper Loris Karius, and want his loan agreement terminated in the January transfer window.

It would mean Karius would return to Liverpool, where he has fallen drastically down the pecking order since previously holding the No.1 shirt.

Besiktas have already started looking to the market for replacement stoppers, according to Turkish publication Takvim, after making a disappointing start to the Superlig season.

The publication reports Fulham goalkeeper Fabri to be one of the top targets for Besiktas, with a January move mooted.

A return to Liverpool for Karius would see a premature end to the two year loan deal he signed in summer 2018.

The German ‘keeper was told he could leave Merseyside by manager Jurgen Klopp, following Liverpool’s £66million acquisition of Alisson Becker from Roma, which at the time broke the existing world record.

Should Karius return, he would find himself behind both Alisson and summer signing Adrian, who deputised in the absence of the Brazilian for seven of the opening 10 Premier League matches.

Karius has not played a competitive match for Liverpool since his fateful 2018 Champions League final appearance in Kiev, in which he conceded two dubious goals as the Reds were defeated by Real Madrid.