15 Facts About Karius


Loris Sven Karius was born on 22 June 1993 and is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Newcastle United.

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Karius established himself as first-choice goalkeeper for the Bundesliga side before transferring to Liverpool in 2016 for a fee of £4.

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Karius was born in Biberach, Baden-Wurttemberg to Christine and Harald Karius.

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Karius attended Pestalozzi-Gymnasium Biberach until his move to England in 2009 where he was then privately tutored.

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Karius played for local team SG Mettenberg and SSV Ulm 1846 before joining VfB Stuttgart, where he rose through the youth ranks and appeared for the German under-16 national team against Macedonia in September 2008.

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Karius played for the under-18 and the under-21 Manchester City teams, but did not make a senior appearance during his time in Manchester.

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On 11 January 2012, the move was made permanent with Karius committing himself to a two-year deal with an option for a third year that would extend his contract to June 2015.

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Karius made his Mainz 05 debut on 1 December 2012 in a Bundesliga match against Hannover 96 when he was substituted for Shawn Parker after goalkeeper Christian Wetklo had been sent off, which, aged 19 years and 5 months, made Karius the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in the Bundesliga for Mainz.

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On 24 October 2016, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Karius was Liverpool's first-choice goalkeeper, ahead of Simon Mignolet.

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Karius was deemed at fault for two of the goals that Liverpool conceded, the first and third: the first when his throw was blocked by Karim Benzema and deflected into the net; the second when he mishandled Gareth Bale's 40-yard strike.

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Five days later, Karius underwent an examination at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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On 25 August 2018, Karius joined Turkish club Besiktas on a two-year loan move.

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On 4 May 2020, Karius terminated his contract with the Turkish outfit due to continuing issues regarding unpaid wages and after completing the majority of the two years agreed.

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On 12 September 2022, Karius signed for Newcastle United on a initial contract until January 2023.

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Karius represented Germany at all youth levels from under-16 onward, but his appearances were limited due to competition from other goalkeepers.

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