Loris Karius has claimed that he would be happy to stay at Liverpool for next season.
The 26-year-old is back at the club following the early termination of his loan at Besiktas.
He was widely expected to move elsewhere this summer.
Now, however, it seems like he may stay and fight for his place after all.
In an interview with Transfermarkt, the German said: “Of course I have to play if I should actually change clubs.
“It makes no sense to say: I’m leaving Liverpool for a worse club and I’m only number two there.
“But I’m not in a pressure situation at all, I don’t have to change.”
He continued: “I can accelerate in training at Liverpool. As the second goalkeeper in England, you know that you get your bets.
“I am currently at the best club in the world.
“I am fully aware that I am in a good position to be in Liverpool.”
Would Karius be accepted at Anfield?
There are question marks over whether Liverpool fans would accept Karius back at the club.
His Champions League nightmare will not be forgotten any time soon.
Fans don’t need reminding of the 2018 final, when he gifted Real Madrid two goals in a 3-1 loss for the Reds.
To make two costly mistakes in such a massive game was seen as unforgivable by many.
This, combined with numerous other errors, led to the signing of Alisson.
Karius was shipped out on loan to Turkey for two seasons, to mixed results.
He played every game he was available for, but made some costly errors.
Brazilian Alisson is one of, if not the best goalkeeper in the world. So, there is no chance Karius would take his place.
But he could be a very able deputy to the Brazillian.
Better than Adrian?
This would mean competition from current back-up Adrian.
The Spaniard had a fantastic start to life on Merseyside, saving a penalty to win Liverpool the UEFA Super Cup.
With Alisson missing periods due to injury, Adrian has played more games than he would have expected.
For the most part, he was very good.
Unfortunately, he cost Liverpool a place in the Champions League quarter-final by gifting Atletico Madrid a goal in the last-16 second leg.
This has seen many fans call for him to be axed.
In reality, both he and Karius are decent goalkeepers.
Neither are world-class, but world-class goalkeepers do not sit on the bench.
Both are as good as deputy keepers come, so it is up to Jurgen Klopp to decide who provides cover to Alisson going forward.