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Liverpool will have a decision to make on the future of Loris Karius and Taiwo Awoniyi this summer. The duo will return to Liverpool after their loan deal with Union Berlin expires at the end of the Bundesliga season.
Karius has only made five appearances for Union Berlin this season, failing to oust Andreas Luthe as the club’s number one goalkeeper.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper hasn’t played for Liverpool since the 2018 Champions League final when his mistakes gave Real Madrid two goals.
Karius, who spent time with Turkey’s Besiktas side before joining the Union, has one more year left on his Liverpool contract, but it seems likely the club will try to earn fees for his services if he can, rather than losing it for free. transfer next year.
They could be offered the option of offloading Karius, according to the Daily Mail, with VfB Stuttgart interested in a summer transfer.
Karius started his career at the academy in Stuttgart but never made a senior appearance before joining the Manchester City youth created in 2009.
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Urs Fischer’s side appear mobile on the rise, having now established themselves in the German top flight for two seasons since being promoted in 2019.
Of the two Liverpool loans, the German capital club are more likely to be interested in retaining Awoniyi, who made a good impression when he was in good shape.
Awoniyi has been unlucky with injuries this season, but still made 22 appearances in all competitions, impressing with five goals and two assists in the Bundesliga.
However, the Nigeria international now has a work permit for the UK which means he will be allowed to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side next season.
The 23-year-old forward joined the Reds in 2015, but has spent every season since on loan at various clubs in Belgium and Germany.
He is under contract at Liverpool until 2023 but it remains to be seen if Klopp wants to include him in his squad for the 2021/22 season.