According to a report from the Liverpool Echo, key members of the Reds setup are furious with Loris Karius’s current situation, but they are still prepared to sell the alleged West Ham target.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper is wanted by the Hammers this summer, according to a report from Turkish media outlet Fanatik.
Karius was coming to the end of a two-year loan spell with Turkish outfit Besiktas. But he terminated his contract with the Super Lig side a couple of days ago due to a pay dispute (BBC).
Goalkeeper’s days at Anfield could be numbered
The Liverpool Echo suggest that the powers that be at Liverpool are hugely frustrated with how Besiktas have treated the German stopper.
But even so, the Merseyside club are still reportedly ready to sell Karius at the end of the season.
And considering the rumours linking the goalkeeper with a move to West Ham, the door might just have opened for David Moyes to bring the Reds man to the London Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp brought the 26-year-old to Anfield from Mainz in the summer of 2016 for around £4.7 million (The Times).
Karius made plenty of high profile errors for Liverpool, however, before being farmed out to Besiktas on loan in the summer of 2018.
The 26-year-old Liverpool stopper has kept 68 clean sheets in 266 combined appearances for the Reds, Mainz and Besiktas (Transfermarkt).
In 29 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, Karius has made 51 saves, 14 high claims and seven catches. He kept seven clean sheets in those outings. The German also made two errors leading to goals for the opposition (premierleague.com).
In truth, West Ham really don’t need another goalkeeper, however. Especially an error-prone one.
Moyes has Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph and talented young duo Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang to choose from next season.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds value Karius at around £7.25 million.
So the door might be open for the Hammers to sign the Liverpool stopper. But the east London outfit should choose not to go through it.