Reaching the summit of European football is no easy feat, the amount of hard work and patience required is immense, to say the least.
Unfortunately, due to the fleeting nature of life, all the effort and work can easily go in vain, all it takes is one bad evening. Such is the case of Liverpool Goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Signed by the Reds in 2016 from Mainz, Karius was the first choice keeper for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
It all changed during one fateful evening in Kyiv, as the German made a couple of terrible errors, handing Real Madrid a 3-1 victory in the 2018 Champions League final.
Coincidentally, the keeper hasn’t featured even once for Liverpool’s first team since.
He now sits at the bottom of the pecking order behind Alisson, Kelleher and Adrian.
Aside from loan spells at Besiktas and Union Berlin, the German has remained on the sidelines.
Nevertheless, he certainly has put the time to good use. As this new training snap displays, Karius has gone through a complete physical transformation.
Karius already held an impressive 6’2 stature, his time in the gym has evidently taken it further. The lean physique of the past is gone, a swole chest coupled with beefy biceps have taken its place.
Fans online generally reacted positively to the keeper’s transformation, aside from a few who still hold sour memories of the 2018 UCL final.
Karius is all set to depart Anfield as a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season. Reports suggest a return to Germany is on the cards for the former Mainz keeper.