Loris Karius has entered talks with a European club to end his Liverpool nightmare

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Loris Karius' Liverpool career will forever be associated with that disastrous night in the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper's two errors helped Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory and brought the player himself to tears at the final whistle amid suggestions he had been concussed.

Long before the Reds had brought in Alisson Becker for a then-world record fee, it had become clear that Karius was unlikely to be retained between the sticks.

A handful of errors in pre-season, notably against Tranmere and Borussia Dortmund, proved the final straw and it was little wonder Jurgen Klopp was willing to sanction a £66.9million bid for his replacement.

On the one hand, the German's time at Anfield will go down as a cautionary tale as to what can happen to a 'keeper's confidence once they have made a high-profile blunder or two.

Yet, as sad as his demise has been to watch, at least it now appears that he is going to be offered an escape route.

The Mirror report that Turkish giants Besiktas, who only finished fourth in the Super Lig last season but are currently top after two games of the new campaign, are in talks with the 25-year-old over a loan deal.

Unsurprisingly, Liverpool are willing to listen to offers and the move could become permanent next summer.

What does that mean for Mignolet? 

The transfer window shut for English clubs on August 9, but is still open for some European clubs.

That means Karius' potential departure could have ramifications for Simon Mignolet.

The Belgian was also thought to be on the verge of leaving Merseyside, but Klopp will not allow both his back-up options to go, with alternative Danny Ward having joined Leicester City for £12.5million earlier this summer.

Real Madrid v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final

So, if Karius leaves, Mignolet will be forced to stay as Liverpool cannot now sign anyone else.

That looks like the most likely scenario regardless as Napoli's proposed move for Mignolet collapsed and Deadline Day has now elapsed in Italy too.

Divock Origi is the only other player who looks set to move elsewhere if Dortmund are willing to pay £27million.

While it's difficult to predict how the forward's career will pan out from here, the consensus is virtually unanimous that Karius is almost certainly not going to revive his career at Liverpool.

Perhaps it's best for all concerned that the former Mainz man takes some time away from the club as he looks to rebuild his shattered confidence. 

Should Liverpool cut their losses on Karius now? Have your say in the comments. 

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