Werder Bremen have been told to make a move for shot-stopper Loris Karius when he quits Liverpool this summer.
He is set to depart Anfield on a free transfer this summer when his contract runs out at the end of June, with neither the German nor the Reds’ board seeking a renewal.
A return to Bundesliga seems the most likely solution, with the goalkeeper struggling to impress in the Premier League since his arrival from Mainz six years ago.
That is something he is not been close to replicating at Anfield, where the star hasn’t featured since his disastrous performance in the UEFA Champions League final defeat to then-Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid in 2018.
It seems that the goalie’s struggles since then haven’t put off one man, former Werder Bremen man Tim Wiese, who believes his old club should be launching their move for him.
“Werder could do without Pavlenka. If he wants to go, let him go. He can definitely be replaced,” he told German publication BILD.
“In the 2nd division, Zetterer would be just right, I would put him in goal immediately. But in the 1. Liga, you would have to do something.
“The club would have to look around for a seasoned keeper. For me, Loris Karius would be one for Werder.
“He’s been on loan, hasn’t played for a long time, but showed what he can do in Mainz. He has quality; otherwise, Liverpool wouldn’t have brought him in.”