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Loris Karius named in Liverpool’s Premier League squad ahead of player who actually plays for them

The German goalkeeper has made the cut despite joining Besiktas on a two-year loan

Loris Karius’s shambolic display against Real Madrid in the Champions League final is still fresh in the memory for some Liverpool fans.

And while Alisson’s error against Leicester at the weekend may have invoked hints of PTSD, the Brazilian is still a massive upgrade on his German predecessor.

After his £67m arrival from Roma this summer, Karius was duly shipped off on a two-year loan to Besiktas with an obligation to buy in his contract if requirements are fulfilled.


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Karius travelled to America for scans amid fears of head trauma after a clash with Sergio Ramos

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Dry your eyes mate

But the ghost of the German is still lingering around the club.

That’s because Karius, despite almost being guaranteed to be away from Anfield for at least two seasons, has been named in Liverpool’s official 25-man Premier League squad this campaign.

Karius has been named alongside Alisson and Simon Mignolet as the club’s three goalkeeping options.

Still a part to play?

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Still a part to play?

And he’s made the cut ahead of a player who still actually harbours hopes of playing for the Reds this season.

Lazar Markovic was all set to follow Karius out of the Anfield exit door this summer, with a move to Anderlecht mooted after spending the second half of last season on loan at the Belgian club.

Lazar Markovic could finally be about to end his Liverpool misery

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Remember him?

The deal fell through, with the Serbian winger rejecting the idea that money caused it to breakdown.

But Markovic’s ambitions to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plans this season have been dealt a huge blow after he failed to make the 25-man cut.

Banished to the wilderness

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Banished to the wilderness

Instead the 24-year-old is facing a few months in the wilderness until January arrives, with even appearances in the under-23 setup unlikely.

Yikes.


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