Loris Karius sends come-get-me plea as he targets next club and looks back at 'ups and downs' at Liverpool | The Sun06/23/2022
LORIS KARIUS has sent a passionate come-and-get-me plea as he desperately hunts for a new club.
The German goalkeeper, 29, has finally left Liverpool following a six-year stay at the club.
Karius made a string of high-profile blunders at the Reds, including two howlers in the 2018 Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid – his last-ever game for the club.
The ex-Manchester City stopper struggled on a two-year loan to Besiktas and then at Union Berlin in 2020-21.
Karius trained with Liverpool last season but Jurgen Klopp admitted he was FIFTH-choice behind Alisson, Caoimhin Kelleher, Adrian and Marcelo Pitaluga.
After just 29 Premier League appearances in six years, the German goalkeeper is now desperately seeking a new club, revealing he's "physically and mentally ready".
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Karius told Sky Sports Germany: "I took a week's holiday after the season. That was enough for me.
"Now the focus is on the restart. There's a new challenge coming up.
"I'm ready for it and I'm getting fit now. That's my focus right now.
"I'm in top shape. I've been training at the highest level all year, with one of the best teams in the world.
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"I've done a lot for myself physically. I've worked a lot on my personality and strengthened myself mentally, that's why I'm I'm excited about what's to come.
"I'm free and I can make my own decisions. This is a new situation that I'm looking forward to.
"A new challenge is coming up, but that's always a good thing. I'm ready, mentally and physically."
On his future, Karius added: "The club can be in Germany, but also abroad.
"It doesn't have to be a specific country or a specific league for me.
"I just want to feel really good about my club and the people around it to have."
Karius looked back on his "ups and downs" at Liverpool and also revealed Bayern Munich have a real gem in Sadio Mane.
He said: "There were ups and downs. It's part of the game, that's football, but I've developed as a person.
"The level at which we worked every day and the professionalism that everyone exemplifies was unique.
"I have that I've never experienced it before and that's why we've celebrated a lot of successes there.
"I'll take my determination and this determination with me to my next job."
On Mane, Karius added: "It's a crazy transfer for Bayern, because he was one of the top players at Liverpool.
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"Bayern Munich signing someone like him.. you can only congratulate them and the Bundesliga too.
"It would be another star in the league, so I would be very happy for the Bundesliga."
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