Jurgen Klopp: Loris Karius' Champions League errors due to concussion

Jurgen Klopp: Loris Karius' Champions League errors due to concussion

Jurgen Klopp: Loris Karius' Champions League errors due to concussion

"They have to do a lot of fitness work in the United States of America and we will see when they can play or whatever". How I said, it was not a good half and then it's hard to find him in the game. Who do YOU think will make the bigger impact at Liverpool? The Italians, irked they had sold Egyptian star Mohamed Salah to Liverpool too cheaply past year, upped the price to beyond what the English club were willing to pay.

A new centre-back appears to be on the agenda as Dejan Lovren endured an inconsistent campaign last season and he could face competition from one of his Croatian global team-mates at Anfield next year. I needed a few days, to be honest, to accept the fact and deal with the situation (of losing the final).

'So, from this point of view, from my side everything is fine.

And although the duo are still on their vacation days, Klopp revealed that both Salah and Mane have already started their preparations for the new season. "I was really anxious during all of the negotiations, so when it was time for me to sign the contract I couldn't have been happier - a dream come true". Firmino is a fantastic player and I'd have him in the team all day long but he's not a No 9.

"You saw Naby comes from Leipzig and knows the football philosophy that's a similar one (to Liverpool)".

With Julen Lopetegui taking over as the new manager, following Zinedine Zidane's surprise exit post the club's hat-trick of Champions League triumphs, there is a possibility that Karim Benzema, who under-performed last season, might be shown the exit doors, despite scoring against Liverpool in the finals.

Pivotal to that will be how Jurgen Klopp strengthens as - although his first-choice side was a match for any team - when injuries began to bite towards the end of the campaign, the squad looked lacking in depth.

"Karius, to be fair to him, was getting stronger and stronger as the season when on", said the 38-year-old Rangers manager. "Is he capable of parking that up, moving on and drawing from the experience", he said.

"The easy thing to do is put a cross through his name and bin him but you have to remember he took Liverpool to the Champions League final". He called me and said he came from a doctor, he told me, "Your goalkeeper had a concussion".

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