Loris Kairus' two-year loan deal with Besiktas hasn't really gone to plan so far.
The German goalkeeper was handed an escape route to Turkey after a disastrous few months at Liverpool.
Two errors in the Champions League final resulted in the Reds losing 3-1 to Real Madrid and things didn't get any better in pre-season.
Mistakes against Borussia Dortmund and Tranmere Rovers prompted Jurgen Klopp to splash a then world-record goalkeeper fee on Alisson Becker.
It was thought for a while that Karius would remain as number two, but he simply had to leave.
However, he's made a few glaring errors with Besiktas, with his worst coming against Malmo in the Europa League.
Karius somehow palmed a deflected cross into his own net and was left hanging on his own crossbar.
As such, there have been rumours suggesting that the Turkish giants may send Karius back to Liverpool in January.
The Liverpool Echo have since denied the reports and now, Karius himself has responded on Instagram.
KARIUS SPEAKS OUT
The goalkeeper posted a picture of himself drinking coffee with a message reading: "Coffee first, media's b*****t second."
Well, that's the end of that.
The Echo reported that there has been zero dialogue between Besiktas and Liverpool about the two-year loan being cut short.
Even if the Turkish side were keen to offload the former Mainz man early, there is no option in the deal for them to so.
However, if they are not convinced by him, they can simply refuse to meet the criteria which would see them be obligated to buy him for a further £7.25m in 2020.
The deal hinges on the amount of appearances Karius makes for Besiktas, so they theoretically could simply stop playing him.
Although, given the lack of substance behind the reports of his Liverpool return, the Turkish side are unlikely to do that.
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