Loris Karius is suing Besiktas after not being paid his wages for four months


Loris Karius still appears to be struggling to get over his nightmare in the Champions League final last May.

Karius’ Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev with the goalkeeper making two awful errors in the process.

First, he rolled the ball straight at Karim Benzema’s foot with it going straight into the back of the net to give Real a 1-0 lead.

Then, after Gareth Bale had given Los Blancos a 2-1 lead with an incredible overhead kick, Karius fumbled a speculative effort from the Welshman into the goal.

In the coming day and weeks, it was reported that Karius was actually suffering from concussion during the final following a clash with Sergio Ramos.

Either way, Jurgen Klopp moved to sign Alisson in the summer allowing Karius to leave for Besiktas on a two-season-long loan.

But it’s not going particularly well for the German in Turkey.


During Besiktas’ 3-2 win over Konyaspor, Karius was at fault for both of the visitors' goals.

That resulted in the home fans whistling and heckling him.

Reports in Turkey then suggested that Karius asked to be substituted at half-time.

And his manager, Senol Gunes, didn’t exactly support him after the match.


"He was at fault for the goals he conceded," Gunes explained. "Karius has gone a bit stagnant, something is wrong with his electricity, motivation, enthusiasm for the game.

"It has been like that since the beginning. He does not really feel a part of the team, it's something we haven't been able to work out and, of course, I am partly to blame for this.

"Something is wrong, he has also been unlucky. [He] is talented but it hasn't worked out and we have a problem. Let me put it this way, if I still had Tolga available I would play him."

And now, according to Bild, Karius is suing Besiktas.

However, this isn’t because of the comments from Gunes.

Instead, it’s reported that FIFA received a complaint against Besiktas from Karius due to four months of unpaid wages, supposedly a seven-figure sum.

The complaint demanded payment in 10 days, something that Besiktas have failed to do.

Now, FIFA may threaten the club with a deduction of points or even exclusion from the Europa League next season.

If Karius thought leaving Liverpool would allow him to move on with his career and forget about that night in May, it seems things are only getting worse for the poor guy.

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