Karius lifts lid on Klopp’s pep talk prior to sealing Liverpool exit

Loris Karius has revealed all on Jurgen Klopp's pep talk prior to him leaving Liverpool in the summer.

The German had just returned from a two-year spell on loan to Besiktas, who decided not to sign him permanently.

And any hopes of re-establishing himself at Anfield seem to have been snuffed out.

The ex-Mainz star has returned to the Bundesliga, on another loan, this time to Union Berlin.

With Alisson firmly first-choice at Liverpool, Karius' career at the Reds is likely to be over.

But Klopp has given the 27-year-old some words of affection before he left Merseyside for Berlin.

Karius said: "It was always fair and honest. He always tells you what the situation is like.

"We always had a good relationship and never had a problem. His successes speak for themselves.

"He is currently one of the best coaches of the world.

"He said it (the move to Union) is a good step that I have the chance to distinguish myself here and that I can show everyone that I'm a really good one I am a goalkeeper."

There had been some late murmurs in the transfer window that Liverpool could be on the lookout for a back-up goalie.

With Alisson currently crocked, Adrian was given the nod between the posts.

However, the Spaniard has failed to impress when called upon over his time at the club – particularly in the Champions League last season.

The former West Ham star could be accused of a poor display that was riddled with mistakes against Atletico Madrid, who knocked them out.

And against Aston Villa, he conceded seven in their shock defeat to Dean Smith's side – which also included a calamitous error at the back.

Stoke star Jack Butland had been strongly linked with a switch to Anfield.

But a transfer never materialised, with the Reds happy with their purchases in the shape of Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara and Kostas Tsimikas.

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