“You expect a player you have not paid to give his best?” Liverpool fans furiously reacted at learning about Liverpool loanee unpaid wages at Besiktas.
Loris Karius signed a two-year loan deal with the Turkish side last summer on 25th August 2018, contemplating to resurrect his career after the disastrous Champions League final when he made two unusual errors in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.
Sadly, his form has not gone up. He has been heavily criticised by supporters, and last week his manager Senol Gunes also slammed the player. Gunes claimed that he was only picking him because there is no alternative as he ‘lacks motivation’.
The German was also scoffed by some fans in a recent game, and his manager also claimed there was something wrong with the keeper.
However, the report claims that Karius has not been paid for four months and had filed a complaint last month. He has asked FIFA to take action against Besiktas over unpaid wages.
It has emerged that Karius’ agent has contacted FIFA last month to complain about the 25-year-old’s unpaid wages around £1 million of four months. The German wanted payment within 10 days, but the report adds that debt hasn’t been settled yet.
Enraged Liverpool fans over his unpaid wages back one of their own.
The former Mainz keeper was one of the best young keepers in the Bundesliga before joining the Reds, Karius might have a mistake or two in him, but the German had some fine performances during his time at Anfield and it will be interesting to see how things develop with his current club.
Sending the German away to rebuild his confidence hasn’t worked. Nevertheless, many Liverpool fans backed Karius over the latest revelations with some raging at the treatment from Besiktas.
Besiktas are contracted to pay £15m for Karius after the loan spell is up in 2020, however, looking at the circumstances it doesn’t seem like something they will be willing to do now. Karius has made 26 appearances since heading to Turkey last summer.
But with only five clean sheets in 21 league matches and so many off-field antics, his new career away from the Premier League certainly has proven to be difficult. And his future at Besiktas seems to be very uncertain. Also Liverpool must cut the loan spell and bring him back to Anfield but the club is hoping for the matters to be resolved internally.