Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius allegedly turned down an exit from the Anfield outfit this summer’s transfer window in order to keep his ‘large wages’.

The out-of-favour German star has been absent from boss Jurgen Klopp’s plans for three years since his fatal Champions League final error versus Real Madrid and numerous other calamities in goal.

He spent the past three campaigns on loan and in spite of the fact he is unlikely to feature for the Reds again, the 28-year-old shot-stopper will remain at Liverpool this campaign.

The Athletic state there was a permanent proposal on the table from Swiss club Basel this summer which both sides were keen to reach a total agreement over.

But Loris could not agree to personal terms as Karius was unwilling to take a pay-cut, with Bebbi being unable to match the player’s current wages.

There was also the potential of a season-long loan deal which also failed to materialise as the former Mainz ace was only prepared to sacrifice a small part of his salary.

One senior Anfield source explained to The Athletic that Loris refusing to take a pay-cut isn’t something which the outcast should be criticised over and that it was “his choice to make”.