Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Liverpool to stick with Karius?

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has spoken about the concussion Loris Karius reportedly suffered during the Champions League final.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has revealed that four days after the game he got a call from Franz Beckenbauer who told him Karius had suffered a concussion, and that he had spoken with ‘a famous doctor in Germany’ about the incident. Karius made two extremely heavy blunders in that contest, the first of which came two minutes after being knocked down by an elbow of Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

Five days after the incident, Karius still showed 26 out of 30 markers for concussion. Klopp says this is not an excuse, rather an explanation, and adds he doesn’t care about what the rest of the world thinks about it.

Many feel that this is now an attempt to prepare the public for the fact that Karius would still remain his first-choice goalkeeper for 2018/19 after the Reds have been priced out of a move for either AS Roma’s Alisson Becker or Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

It seems, unless there’s a considerable change of heart, Liverpool won’t be signing a new No.1 this summer, even though Simon Mignolet is still likely to leave.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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