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FC Basel Prepare January Loan Move For Karius

Swiss club FC Basel have been linked with a loan move for Loris Karius when the transfer window re-opens in January.

It was widely anticipated that Loris Karius would be sold or loaned out in the summer with him seemingly surplus to requirements at Anfield.

Liverpool already have Alisson Becker, Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian, who signed a new deal this summer, ahead of the German in the pecking order hence it came as a surprise when he was not moved on in the transfer window.

It is not clear whether this was down to a lack of interest or other clubs not meeting Liverpool's valuation. It is unlikely however, despite appearing in pre season, that the 28 year keeper will feature this season for the Reds.

Loris Karius

Loris Karius is unlikely to feature for Liverpool this season despite appearing in pre season

As reported by Bild Sport however, there does now appear to be interest from FC Basel in Switzerland in taking the stopper on loan when the window re-opens.

After spending two years on loan at Turkish club Besiktas, Karius was loaned out to FC Union Berlin last season where he only made five appearances for the German team.

Karius, who Liverpool signed from FSV Mainz 05 in 2016 will always be remembered for the 2018 Champions League final. 

Despite having made the number one spot his own that season, he was at fault for two of the Real Madrid goals as they ran out 3-1 winners against the Reds.

It was an unfortunate experience for the German but ultimately spelled the end of his Liverpool career as they shelled out a world record fee in the summer of 2018 to secure the services of Brazilian Alisson.

Alisson Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp replaced Karius with Brazilian Alisson Becker in the summer of 2018

With his career at another crossroads, the former Germany under 21 international Karius, will be keen to see his future resolved as soon as possible.