Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has admitted he wants to keep his options open as he enters his final year of contract with the Reds.

The 28-year-old lost his place at Anfield following Alisson Becker’s arrival in 2018, and has spent the last three seasons on loan at Beşiktaş and Union Berlin.

His campaign with the German club hasn’t been fruitful as he ended up making only five appearances in all competitions.

The former Mainz 05 man admitted the Bundesliga side failed to deliver the promise they made to him when they took him on loan in the 2020 summer window.

“Of course, when I moved, I was told that I would play, otherwise I wouldn’t have come either. We looked each other in the eye at the end of the season and shook hands,” he told Bild.

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“Everyone told me that I was incredibly important to the team and that they were sorry how it went. But when you look at it all, it was certainly not exactly fair. Simply because of what was shown to me in advance.”

With a year left on his contract with the Reds, Bild asked the German about his plans for the future.

“I want to prove something to myself and the people. I am extremely hungry and motivated,” Karius explained.

“As of now, I’ll be at Liverpool on July 12th. There is still a lot going on at the moment. Because of the European championship and corona, the transfer market will pick up rather late. I’ll keep everything open and will make the right decision for myself.”

When further quizzed if he can still see a future under Jürgen Klopp at the Merseyside club, he said: “You should never exclude anything. Last year I was gone – and I would have been in the Liverpool goal two weeks later due to injuries in the goalkeeping position: But I don’t always want to be dependent on such factors, you don’t want your colleagues to do that either. I keep all options open and will make the right decision for myself.”

Karius, meanwhile, has opened door to leaving Liverpool this summer after explaining what he wants from his next club.

“It is important to me that it fits. The club has to be up for it, I have to be up for it and the coach has to be up for it. Last year taught me again that you have to exchange ideas intensively with those responsible and that you really have to pay attention to your intuition,” the Reds keeper stressed.

“I don’t know if it has to be something completely exotic. But [a move to] Spain, Italy – I can already imagine something like that, if it fits.”