Liverpool icon Gerrard backs Karius for future success

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Following Loris Karius horror show in the Champions League final, Liverpool set out to find a new goalkeeper this summer.

Talk of a concussion for Karius puzzled Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who revealed that when he was concussed by Alexis Sanchez, he couldn't see the ball, and questioned how Karius was able to make two good saves while concussed.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, has stated that he feels Salah deserved the increased deal after his performances in 2017/18 and expressing his desire to stay with the Reds. 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. "He didn't feel it obviously", Klopp said.

"But now I know a concussion isn't coming and going in a day". That's how concussions are.

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"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".

Commenting on the situation earlier today, Klopp said: "You make a mistake against Chester and it's a mistake".

I was sad to leave Monaco, a club that gave me a lot of great moments, but in football sometimes you need new challenges and I thought it was time to move on.

We don't use it as an excuse, we use it as an explanation. "From this point of view, from my side everything is fine".

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Liverpool new boy Fabinho insists he was never close to joining the Reds' fierce Premier League rivals Manchester United. "I saw the programme they got... they'll be OK when they start with us". Five days after the final, Loris had 26 of 30 markers for a concussion still.

According to the "Daily Mirror", Jurgen Klopp has made a decision to offer his support and back Karius as his number one for next season.

"We want world-class talent to see they have a home at Anfield where they can fulfil all their professional dreams and ambitions - we are working hard together to achieve this".

"I think Liverpool are very close, I think they are knocking on the door", he said.

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