Liverpool fans refuse to use Karius concussion as excuse for Champions League woe

Many Liverpool fans would have hoped that the team’s attacking trio would make the headlines following the Champions League final on May 26.

However, it turned out to be Loris Karius due to the goalkeeper’s error-strewn performance in the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.

The German shot-stopper received plenty of criticism on social media for practically handing the ball to Karim Benzema for Madrid’s opening goal, as well as failing to keep out Gareth Bale’s second of the night.

Now, though, it has emerged that Karius played the majority of the second half with a head injury.

According to ESPN, Liverpool were concerned that the 24-year-old had suffered concussion during a collision with Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, who earlier in the game was involved in a challenge that left Mohamed Salah with a dislocated shoulder.

Massachusetts General Hospital has now confirmed in a statement that Karius did suffer a concussion, and added that “it could be possible that such deficits would affect performance”.

Liverpool fans have been tweeting their thoughts on the news, with the majority hoping that their fellow supporters do not use this as an excuse for the defeat in Ukraine.

Article title: Liverpool fans refuse to use Karius concussion as excuse for Champions League woe

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