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Agent Responds To Claims That Liverpool Loanee Could Return To Club Early

The agent of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has denied claims that Besiktas are considering ending his two-year loan spell early.

Reports in the Turkish media had suggested that the Super Lig side were looking to swap the German shot-stopper for Reds striker Divock Origi in January.

However, Karius’s representative Florian Goll dismissed the story, and said that Besiktas are very happy with their new number one:

“Complete nonsense. Loris is on loan to Besiktas for two years – that’s the situation. The club has no intention of ending this loan contract prematurely.”

“It’s fact that Loris is the clear number one at Besiktas, he played every game and showed good performances.”

It is believed that Besiktas don’t, in fact, have an option to end his loan spell early. The terms of the deal with Liverpool mean they are obligated to buy the goalkeeper in two years time for £7.25m if certain criteria are met.

The sale is reportedly based on whether Besiktas qualify for Europe and how many appearances Karius makes. The Turkish club currently sit fourth in the Super Lig table while the keeper has started all seven league games so far this season.