Jurgen Klopp Says Loris Karius 100% Influenced by Concussion in UCL Final

Loris Karius

Loris Karius

And it has started with a 7-0 win over Chester in a friendly, with some notable debutants in the shape of Naby Keita and Fabinho.

"In terms of game time I think I only started eight games last season, but I think it was a learning experience to be able to go to probably the second-best league in Europe in the Bundesliga, and making my debut against Bayern Munich". "He called me and said he came from a doctor, he told me: 'Your goalkeeper had a concussion'".

"They have to do a lot of fitness work in the U.S. and we will see when they can play or whatever".

"I think the key is does Jurgen think he has the mental strength to bounce back?"

"Fabinho, today, was not too easy, it was not a good half and it was hard to find his [way] in the game", said Klopp.

"If Jurgen doesn't think he is capable of bouncing back from that of course he will have to go into the market and get another goalkeeper but Jurgen knows him better than me". I said: OK, give me a few minutes, I have to fix a few things. That was, for me, the explanation and I thought: 'OK, come on, we need to check that'. Five days after the final, Loris had 26 of 30 markers for a concussion still.

In case you've been caught up in all the World Cup madness and forgotten, the 25-year old gifted Karim Benzema the opener by rolling the ball out to him, before spilling Gareth Bale's long-range shot late on. "The game was not good, it looked stiff", Klopp added.

A further six caps followed but now a Championship loan could be in the offing for Woodburn, however Klopp wants to assess his progress and needs some of his younger players during pre-season while some of the club's worldwide stars recover from World Cup duty.

Gerrard also believes Liverpool are realistic Premier League title contenders going into the new season after a fourth-placed finish and defeat in the Champions League final.

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