For those who watched the UEFA final between Real Madrid and Liverpool , and felt sorry for the goalkeeper of Liverpool who made two career killing mistakes:
Loris Sven Karius (born 22 June 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool. He represented Germany at youth level.
Coming to England:
Manchester City invited Karius and his family to England after watching him in Germany’s under-16 game against Azerbaijan, and completed his signing on 1 July 2009. Stuttgart’s youth coordinator, Thomas Albeck, stated: “There was exorbitant amount of money involved. It was well out of proportion. Karius played for the under-18 and the under-21 Manchester City teams, but failed to make a senior appearance during his time in Manchester.
Manchester City loaned Karius to Mainz 05 in August 2011, where he played for Mainz 05’s reserve team, Mainz 05 II, in the Regionalliga. On 11 January 2012, the move was made permanent with Karius committing to a two-year deal with an option for a third year that would extend his contract to June 2015.
Karius was ever-present in the 2015–16 season, keeping nine clean sheets, saving two penalties and being voted the second-best goalkeeper in the league in a poll of 235 fellow Bundesliga players, ranking behind only Manuel Neuer.
On 24 May 2016, Karius signed with Liverpool for a fee of £4.7 million on a five-year deal.He was given the number 1 jersey.
He played his first Premier League match against Hull City, which ended in a 5–1 victory for the Reds, on 24 September. He kept his first Premier League clean sheet on 17 October in a 0–0 draw with rivals Manchester United. On 24 October 2016, Jürgen Klopp confirmed that Karius was Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper, ahead of Simon Mignolet. After two sub-par performances in early December, Karius was dropped from the starting eleven. Regarding this decision, Klopp stated he wanted to take Karius “out the firing line,” and that “Karius is a young goalkeeper. He will bounce back.”Following an improvement in form since January 2018, Karius was re-instated as number 1 goalkeeper.