Champions League final: What is Loris Karius really doing? – Football

Just like in 2018, Liverpool is with UEFA Champions League final.

Just like in 2018, the Reds will face Real Madrid. Saturday’s final will trigger déjà vu for many English fans.

A player who came to the center in 2018: Loris Karius (28).

But what is the former Liverpool goalkeeper doing today?

After several successful years in Mainz 05, Karius moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2016. The club paid more than six million euros to the ex-club of head coach Jürgen Klopp (54). A broken hand and the competition from veteran Simon Mingolet (34) ensured that Karius could only make his debut for the Reds on the sixth day of the Premier League.

Uneven start at Anfield

Bitter blunders secured Karius a difficult start in England. Former Liverpool player and TV expert Jamie Redknapp (48) christened Karius “slide fingers“.

The goalkeeper himself said of his early days at Liverpool: “It was not an easy time, but I learned from these negative things and developed mentally as a person.”

Karius signed his contract in 2016Foto: Privat

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Karius signed his contract in 2016Photo: Private

In the 2017/18 season, Karius then took a big step. The former U-national goalkeeper was a real support, especially in the Champions League. Karius finished six games without conceding a goal. No other goalkeeper played such a great Champions League season!

Horror Finals 2018

“An evening like this can ruin a career.”

Karius will never forget the evening of May 26, 2018. Two incredible mistakes made for the absolute goalie nightmare:

  • In the 51st minute, Karius easily catches a long ball. In his attempt to launch a direct counter-attack, ex-Mainzer throws the ball at the foot of Real striker Karim Benzema (34). The only thing the fans are looking for after a 1-0 draw is the French striker’s big laugh.
  • In minute 84 it comes to the second buck. The real star Gareth Bale (32) tries a long shot from 35 meters when the score is 1: 2. And even though the degree is poorly placed, Karius misses it. Instead of rejecting the shot, the Liverpool goalkeeper hits the ball into his own goal. His second mistake made the final score 1: 3!

Liverpool manager Klopp said after the match: “I’m so sorry for him. You do not want your worst enemy. Very, very hard. But that’s the way life is. “

Goalkeeper legend Oliver Kahn’s (52) words were less constructive. After the final, the former ZDF expert said: “I do not remember seeing anything more brutal from a goalkeeper’s point of view. An evening like this can ruin a career. “

The career after the last drama

In the summer after the Champions League night, Karius was loaned out to Beşiktaş Istanbul. After two years in the Süper Lig, he ended his contract with Beşiktaş in 2020. In the following pre-season, Karius was the fourth goalkeeper of Liverpool FC. With Alisson Becker (29), Spaniard Adrián (35) and Caoimhín Kelleher (23) in front of him, the former Champions League goalkeeper had little chance of playing time.

From the Champions League final to the Iron Union. Behind Andreas Luthe (35), Karius made five appearances in the Köpenicker jersey. He made his debut in December 2020 in the second round of the DFB Cup. Karius scored three goals against SC Paderborn. With the final result 2: 3 Karius debut at the same time the early cup out of Berlin.

Loris Karius Privat

The now separated couple on the red carpet at the big TV gathering Foto: picture alliance / Eventpress

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The now separated couple on the red carpet at the big TV collection “A heart for children”Photo: picture alliance / Eventpress

From 2019 to 2021, Loris Karius was with Sophia Thomalla (32). Last summer, the separation became known.

After the breakup, it seems the two are doing well. While Sophia Thomalla had a final year Declaration of love from Alexander Zverev (25) fik, Karius now looks like the new Tim Wiese (40):

National player and DFB Cup finalist Nico Schlotterbeck (22) has just commented on the Instagram post with the word “Irre”!

What is Loris Karius doing today?

Although Karius is no longer part of the Reds, the German is still training in Liverpool. At least he will until the end of this season.

At the start of the year, there were several rumors about where the ex-Mainzer will play in the 2022/23 season. In addition to Greuther Fürth, FC Basel should have shown interest.

Where the 2018 CL finalist will actually continue his career is still open.

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