Liverpool loanee Loris Karius has spoken to Asist Analiz about his debut season in Turkey and his plans for the next campaign.
The German goalkeeper experienced a mixed season with Besiktas and his performances weren’t consistent for much of the campaign.
However, Karius impressed towards the end of the season and his new manager Abdullah Avci is keen to work with the player.
Speaking about last season, Karius said his former manager Senol Gunes only talked to him once in 10 months and that’s one of the reasons he was unhappy: “It was a very tough season for me and the former manager’s antics weren’t helping at the time. He only spoke to me once in the entire season but he’s very eager to criticise me in front of the media.
“This season, things are different. We have a manager who wants us to play in a certain way and I am very happy with that.”
Karius also spoke about Avci using him as a central defender during training in order to improve his communication with the team: “This is something I’ve done at Liverpool. This is really helping me to start the game from the back. I hope it continues like this.”
There have been claims in this window Karius could leave Besiktas despite joining the super Lig club on a two year loan deal. A possible move back to the Bundesliga has been reported but it seems like he will remain in Istanbul for at least another season.
Besiktas have a right of redemption on the Liverpool player and can make his move permanent in 12 months.