Loris Karius will remain at Besiktas and continue his loan stay into next season.

The Liverpool goalkeeper signed a two-year agreement to join the Turkish club last summer after being axed from the Reds line-up.

Karius’ high-profile errors in the Champions League final was the final nail on the coffin for his Liverpool career, as Jurgen Klopp immediately sought the transfer of now-No.1 Alisson Becker.

But the fresh start at Besiktas seems to have worked wonders for Karius, who has admitted he is now happy once again.

Karius had a difficult start to life in Turkey as he adjusted, with wage disputes and a couple of on-pitch errors, but he has now recovered from both and enjoying his time in Istanbul.

Karius is looking forward to a second year at Besiktas

He posted on Instagram : “The beginnings are always the hardest, [e]specially if you come to a new country, to new people, to a new culture.

“But the whole club, the whole family of Besiktas Istanbul, with its amazing fans and its fascinating club atmosphere, made it easy for me.

“Easy to get fully focused on football, easy to feel comfortable in a new country and easy to have the support I need to live up to my potential.

“Thank you for your whole support on and off the pitch and for welcoming me to your famous and wonderful Besiktas family. #LK1”.

Karius cost Besiktas an initial £2.25million for the loan deal, with a further £7.25million potentially due in the summer of 2020 if certain performance criteria are met.

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