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Loris Karius: Liverpool keeper influenced by Champions League ultimate concussion – Jurgen Klopp

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Loris Karius: Liverpool keeper influenced by Champions League ultimate concussion – Jurgen Klopp

Karius is now again at pre-season coaching as Liverpool put together for the 2018-19 marketing campaign

Liverpool keeper Loris Karius was “100%” affected by a concussion of their Champions League ultimate loss to Actual Madrid, says supervisor Jurgen Klopp.

Errors by Karius, 25, led to the Spanish facet’s first and third targets of their 3-1 victory in Kiev in Could.

Karius collided with Sergio Ramos with the rating goalless, and 5 days later was found to have “26 of 30 markers for a concussion” in tests.

“We do not use it as an excuse, we use it as an evidence,” stated Klopp.

“For me, it’s 100% the reason [for his performance]. He was influenced by that knock – that’s 100%.”

Within the days following the ultimate, Karius advised followers he was “infinitely sorry” for his efficiency and he later obtained loss of life threats, prompting a police investigation.

Per week later medical doctors confirmed he had suffered a concussion through the recreation however Klopp has not spoken concerning the damage till now.

“For those who ask Loris, he says he did not give it some thought and did not use it for a second as an excuse,” added Klopp, whose will take a squad together with Karius to face Chester Metropolis in a pre-season pleasant on Saturday.

“From this perspective, from my facet all the pieces is ok. We do not take into consideration that any extra and we begin utterly new.”

Beckenbauer enter – ‘We have now to test’

Klopp defined that former Germany captain and supervisor Franz Beckenbauer advised him {that a} highly-respected German physician believed Karius had suffered the concussion through the defeat in Kiev.

The previous Borussia Dortmund boss admitted the prospect had not crossed his thoughts however felt compelled to research following his pal’s enter.

Klopp added: “I bought all the photographs from completely different views, noticed it and thought ‘how can all of us assume that the boy who did not present any weak spot in that recreation till then made these massive errors in a vital recreation and no one thinks it is due to the knock he bought?’

“How can we expect that? That was, for me, the reason and I assumed: ‘OK, come on, we have to test that.’

“I assumed it was too late, you can’t test that. However now I do know a concussion is not coming and getting into a day – you probably have one, you see it days later. 5 days after the ultimate, Loris had 26 of 30 markers for a concussion nonetheless. That is clear.”

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