Liverpool Goalkeeper Loris Karius Close to FC Basel Switch

Loris Karius

Liverpool’s Loris Karius could be set for a winter move to FC Basel, according to Bild.

FC Basel Set to Move for Loris Karius

FC Basel Eye Move for Loris Karius with Keeper Out of Favour at Liverpool

The goalkeeper is out of favour at Anfield and will find more regular action hard to come by with the club – especially with Alisson well established as the first-choice now.

The Reds also now have the likes of Adrian to turn to as well, as a potential backup – which has pushed the player further and further down the pecking order.

To find more regular first-team football, Karius may be resigned to leaving either in the winter transfer window or the summer, where he’ll be a free agent upon the expiry of his contract, and it looks like there is interest in a move for the 28-year old.

That interest comes from FC Basel, who are prepared to bring the goalkeeper to the club after his showings both in the Premier League, in Europe and for Union Berlin last season.

Spent Two Years on Loan at Besiktas

Karius also spent a productive two years on loan at Besiktas in Turkey, where he racked up over 70 appearances and was a regular in the side.

His exposure to regular football – and regular European football at Liverpool, having played 65 times for the Reds and in several Champions League fixtures – means Karius is a potentially enticing prospect for Basel.

They’re willing to give the goalkeeper a chance to become a regular shot-stopper again rather than playing second or even third fiddle at Liverpool.

It would be a good move for all involved, with Jurgen Klopp’s side unlikely to play the 28-year old much again, with Adrian or Caoimhin Kelleher tending to get the nod in cup games and the player himself would be able to play on a regular basis rather than sitting on the bench.

Basel themselves would get a goalkeeper with a wealth of experience under his belt – and it could give Karius the boost he needs to become a solid first-team shot-stopper again.

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