Ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius’ ‘flirty’ messages exposed by Turkish women
Loris Karius (C), Merve Taşkın (L) and Melis Ayça Değirmencioğlu are seen in this combined image
German goalkeeper Loris Karius, who was transferred by Istanbul-based football giants Beşiktaş from Liverpool FC, has raised some eyebrows after several Turkish women claimed they received “flirty” messages on social media from the famous shot-stopper.
Karius’ physical appearance was likened to Turkish TV series superstar Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, with hundreds of Turkish woman rejoicing the “handsome” footballer’s transfer to Turkey on social media.
Positive reactions started to sour this week when Karius sent direct messages from his social media accounts to a series of Turkish women, including some Instagram stars.
Melis Ayça Değirmencioğlu exposed Karius’ message, saying hello and asking her how she was doing, although they had not met before.
Merve Taşkın, another Instagram star, said she had also received an in-app message from Karius, which led to a dinner in Istanbul with the 25-year-old goalkeeper.
“Taşkın and Karius continued the night at a hotel,” Turkish football tabloids said on Sept. 7.
Karius’ first game with Beşiktaş jersey ended 1-1 on Sept. 2 when the Black Eagles had failed to win in Bursa.