Klopp in the dark on Karius future amid links to Besiktas

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Reports have suggested the Liverpool keeper is to join Besiktas on loan, but his manager knows nothing about any move from Merseyside

Jurgen Klopp says he does not know anything about media speculation linking Loris Karius with a move away from Liverpool.

Reports emerged on Monday that the German goalkeeper was close to signing a two-year loan deal with Turkish side Besiktas.

Karius was not part of Liverpool's squad as the Reds won 2-0 at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Monday, though he did attend the game.

The 25-year-old became first choice at the club last season, deposing Belgium international Simon Mignolet at the top of the order, but was replaced by Brazil international Alisson, who joined for a world-record fee from Roma, after making two crucial errors against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

However, in a news conference after his side's hard-fought victory at Selhurst Park, Klopp denied Karius is set for a departure from Merseyside and is on his way out of Anfield.

"Nothing to say," Klopp told reporters. "Nobody told me anything on a transfer."

Simon Mignolet was on the bench for Liverpool at Palace, while the club allowed Danny Ward to join Leicester City during the transfer window.

Talks are said to be at an advanced stage for Karius to make an exit to Besiktas and the Reds will recoup £2.25m ($2.9m) over the deal period, with a further £7.25m ($9.3m) due if he hits certain performance criteria during his spell in Turkey.

Should these targets be hit, Karius' move will automatically become permanent. It is understood these are primarily based around appearances and relies on his club reaching European football.

The German would sign a one-year extension with Liverpool should he return to Anfield however, while he will have the option of another season after that, potentially taking him through to 2022.

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Karius has made 49 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool up to now, including 19 in the Premier League last season.

Besiktas' goalkeeper hunt began when they lost Fabri to Fulham, who had previously themselves been linked with Mignolet, only for the Belgian to reject a potential move outright.

Having preserved their perfect start to the new campaign, Liverpool next face Brighton at home on August 25.

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