Newcastle signs Karius at short notice

Newcastle United have signed goalkeeper Loris Karius on a short-term contract until January with an option to extend the deal until the end of the season, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

The 29-year-old was signed as a replacement for Karl Darlow, who is out with an ankle injury.

“We are delighted to add Loris to our goalkeeping squad. He’s a very good goalkeeper with Premier League and European Cup experience and he will support and support us through an important part of the season,” said manager Eddie Howe.

Karius was left without a club after the German, who was at fault for two goals as Liverpool lost the 2018 Champions League final to Real Madrid, was sacked by the Anfield side in the final season.

“I’m excited. It’s a good opportunity for me and a great project to be a part of. It didn’t take me long to make a decision,” said Karius.

Newcastle are 11th in the standings and next play Bournemouth on Saturday.