Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he can ‘imagine staying’ at loan club Union Berlin

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius plans to leave Anfield club this summer, rather than returning to see the final year of his contract.

The German is on loan at Union Berlin in his home country this season, having spent two campaigns in Turkey with Besiktas, who chose not to sign him permanently.

Karius has spent most of the 2020/21 campaign on the bench, but recently entered Union roster after first-choice regular Andreas Luthe received compassionate leave.

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The 27-year-old has played three games in a row after making his debut as a substitute in late January, keeping his sheets clean in two games, and he says he may consider staying at Die Eisernen a long term plus.

“I still have a contract with Liverpool until 2022. But of course I can imagine staying in Berlin if everything goes well,” he said. Bild.

“I’m not just passing through here. The mentality of the people and the team spirit make me feel good. I’m basically a down to earth guy even though I drive an expensive car.

On his own form, the former Mainz goalkeeper said he believed he gave the head coach a decision to make in the future, having only conceded once during his stint between the sticks .

“We haven’t lost the last three games and we’ve worked well as a team, I’m very proud. The coach knows I’m here. If he needs me, he can count on me. I can only say I’m in great shape and happy with my last performance.

“I don’t know who’s in the goal, ahead of time. Our coach Urs Fischer sets up the team. To concede a goal in three games is not a bad rate, so I’m ready and I want to help the team.

Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi is also on loan at Union Berlin and the 23-year-old Nigerian has scored five Bundesliga goals this season. Union is seventh in the standings, just outside the Europa League places.

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