Loris Karius has been relaxing in Milan with girlfriend Diletta Leotta ahead of the League Cup final between Newscast United and Manchester United on Sunday.
On Sunday, 26th February, Newcastle will play Manchester United at Wembley, the mostly forgotten German is expected to be thrust back into action on the biggest platform.
Since his horrific performance for Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final, Karius, 29, has not appeared in a major game for both Liverpool and Newcastle.
Yet only local youngster Mark Gillespie stands in the way of Toon deputy Karius since Nick Pope is suspended and Martin Dubravka is cup-tied.
The ponytailed ace was photographed enjoying himself in Milan, more than 1,000 miles away from Newcastle, after Newcastle stars were given Sunday and Monday off.
For his informal lunch date, Karius wore a white sweatshirt, loose blue trousers, and white sneakers.
Diletta, on the other hand, was dressed in a black leather jacket with a pink top, blue trousers, and white sneakers. The two climbed into a silver Lexus after eating.
Since last year, Karius and Diletta have been dating.
Last week, the latter wrote her man a heartfelt Valentine’s Day greetings on Instagram.
She posted a number of pictures of the couple together along with a heart emoji.
After being acquired by Eddie Howe’s team last summer, Karius has not appeared for them.
He has been listed on their bench eight times, but he has never taken the field.
He was a fellow back-up When Karl Darlow was loaned to Hull in January, hence, Karius is expected to have moved up the hierarchy.
But as soon as they decided to bring back Dubravka, who had spent the first part of the season on loan at Manchester United, that was quickly undone.
After Pope’s red card against Liverpool, which disqualified him from the final match, Howe said: “Nick is really disappointed, as we are for him. He has been magnificent for us.”
“He does not deserve to miss the game but it is what it is. Nick misjudged it and it hit his arm. I think it was harsh and the referee could have given a yellow card.”
“We have Loris and Mark who have trained really well this season, Both are fit. Behind the scenes, they play every day. I have no doubt they are in condition to play the game.”
German-born professional footballer Loris Sven Karius (born 22 June 1993) competes for Premier League team Newcastle United as a goalkeeper.
Karius, a Biberach native, started his professional career with Stuttgart before transferring to Manchester City in 2009. He spent two years in Manchester City’s youth program before joining Mainz 05 which marked his return to Germany.
He became the Bundesliga team’s first-choice keeper before making the £4.75 million transfer to Liverpool in 2016.
Karius participated in the club’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final.
He left Liverpool in 2022 and joined Newcastle United after spending time on loan at Beşiktaş and Union Berlin.
Karius has competed for Germany in youth competitions.
Who Is Diletta Leotta?
Giulia Diletta Leotta is an Italian television host from Catania, Sicily, who was born on August 16, 1991.
Since the 2018–19 season, Leotta has been the Serie A broadcaster for DAZN.
She had previously co-hosted the Sky Sport Serie B game presentation alongside Gianluca Di Marzio and Luca Marchegiani.
Leotta and Ada Yéspica co-hosted the Radio 105 Network show 105 Take Away from April to August of 2018.
Leotta and Francesco Facchinetti co-hosted the 2018 Miss Italia pageant, which Carlotta Maggiorana won and was showed on La7.
Leotta co-presented the 70th annual Sanremo Music Festival in 2020.
Leotta completed her legal studies at the Luiss University in Rome in 2015.