Ex-Liverpool man Loris Karius on lookout for new club after WAGs 'inconvenient' complaint

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius will be released by Newcastle United at the end of his contract in June. His fiancee had previously claimed life was 'inconvenient' for the family in the North East.

The 30-year-old shot-stopper, who is most likely remembered across Merseyside for his mistake in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, joined the Reds from 1. FSV Mainz 05 back in 2016. He would go on to make just 29 appearances for Liverpool before leaving as a free agent in 2022. Karius also spent two seasons on loan at Besiktas and FC Union Berlin before his exit.

He was picked up by the Magpies in that same summer and went on to be used sparingly by Eddie Howe. The former Liverpool goalkeeper made just two appearances for his new side, shipping six goals in the process against Manchester United in the 2022/23 League Cup final and Arsenal in the Premier League earlier this year. Karius was not expected to start either fixture until both Nick Pope and Martin Dubravka were ruled out on both occasions.

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After failing to make an impact at the club, Karius will once again become a free agent. The German joins Matt Richie, Paul Dummett, Jeff Hendrick and Kell Watts as players being released by Newcastle next month.

This is news that will likely be well received by his partner, Diletta Leotta, who had previously referred to life in Newcastle as 'inconvenient' for the Karius family while working as a presenter for DAZN. “[He should join] Monza or any other team in Italy,” she told Tuttosport.

“I would be happy if he came to Italy to play near his family. Newcastle is very inconvenient because there are no direct flights.”

Karius was signed by Jürgen Klopp in the same transfer window that saw Sadio Mané, Alexander Manninger, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ragnar Klavan and Joël Matip arrive at Anfield. All six players have now departed the team, with Matip the latest to leave after bidding farewell to the club on the final day of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The experienced defender suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury back in December and was ruled out for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign. Like Karius, his contract will now be renewed and he is now set to become a free agent this summer. says: Karius has endured a tough time in football since the confidence knocks during the Champions League final. He was suffering from an injury at the time of the error and everyone associated with Liverpool should wish him well in his future endeavours.