The German goalkeeper, on loan in Turkey from Liverpool, was reported to be suing the Super Lig club for repeatedly failing to pay his wages

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he has ended his loan contract with Turkish club Besiktas following a pay dispute.

The German is suing the Super Lig outfit for repeatedly failing to pay his wages during his loan spell at Vodafone Park, with his agent, Florian Goll, saying they had not paid Karius his full contracted amount between October 2019 and March this year.

Amid the legal action, Karius said in an Instagram post on Monday that he had been in discussions with the Besiktas ownership for months to try and resolve the issue, and that he was sorry to be leaving his team-mates and the supporters in Istanbul behind.

He said: “Hi everyone, today I terminated my contract with Besiktas.

“It’s a shame it comes to an end like this but you should know that I have tried everything to solve this situation without any problems. I was very patient for months telling the board over and over again. The same things happened already last year. Unfortunately they haven’t tried to solve this situational problem and even refused my suggestion to help by taking a pay cut.

“It’s important to me that you know I really enjoyed playing for this club a lot. Besiktas can be proud of having such passionate fans behind them always giving amazing support. You always supported me in good and bad times and I will always remember you in the best way!

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