On-loan Liverpool keeper Karius asks for FIFA’s help as Besiktas fail to pay his wages

March 13 – Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose infamous blunder partly cost his club the Champions League title against Real Madrid and who left for Turkey on loan last August, is reportedly seeking assistance from FIFA having allegedly gone without his salary for four months.

Reports say the German is claiming back payments worth more than a million Euros and that Besiktas, out of contention in the Turkish league, could be hit with a points deduction if they don’t pay up.

Karius is due to see out the current campaign at Besiktas and the 2019-20 season, having agreed a two-year loan.  But Besiktas coach Senol Gunes laid into the player following the recent 3-2 defeat to Konyaspor.

“Karius has gone a bit stagnant, something is wrong with his motivation, enthusiasm for the game,” charged Gunes. “[He] is talented but it hasn’t worked out and we have a problem.”

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