Jurgen Klopp Finally Speaks About Karius' Champions League Final Concussion

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2018

Jurgen Klopp has kept a low profile since the Champions League final defeat in Kiev, but granted the club's official website an interview this week as he returned to work.

"It's really not important what the people say".

I thought it was too late, you can not check that but now I know a concussion isn't coming and going in a day - if you have one, you see it days later.

Asked whether they could close the 25-point gulf to City, having been only one of two sides to beat them in the league, Gerrard added: "The million dollar question".

The goalkeeper had been elbowed by Sergio Ramos prior to his first mistake, and tests after the final found that he displayed 26 of the 30 signs of concussion. We don't think about that anymore and we start completely new.

"You saw Naby comes from [Red Bull] Leipzig and knows the football philosophy, as it's a similar one", he said (via The Independent).

'Now people could think for us it is the explanation - and for me it is 100 per cent the explanation and that's all'.

The experienced defender is predominantly a centre-back but he's capable of playing anywhere across the back four so his versatility would be a useful asset for Klopp if Liverpool were able to get a deal agreed.

"I think every time you get the chance to play for Liverpool's first team you've got to give it your all and show the manager what you can do with the ball and without the ball, because we all know that's the philosophy we want to play with".

Still, Jurgen Klopp has reportedly decided not to sign a new 'keeper, instead placing his faith in Karius to defy the lingering doubts and come roaring back to form.

"He is young so we don't want to bin a good goalkeeper because he does have the potential to be very good". Of course I wanted them to win the Champions League and I'm disappointed they never (did) but when you look at the big picture - and the journey they are on - it is a very exciting time being part of this Liverpool set-up.

The attacking pair, however, will report back to Melwood before Liverpool fly out to America to play three games in the International Champions Cup.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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