It has been confirmed that Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during the Champions League final, after a doctor has released a statement following a thorough examination in Massachusetts.
“It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance.”
Fans across the World are quick to remember Karius’s blunders during the game, that ultimately aided Real Madrid in winning the coveted trophy, but the evidence is there to suggest that the injury was a causal factor in those errors.
If the young goalie’s eyesight was effected from the knock sustained during the match, then the blame can be shifted from him slightly.
Following the game, the German was suspect to many death threats over social media, to the extent that police authorities have even threatened taking action against those involved.
Karius obviously had a game to forget against Real Madrid in Kiev last month, but the young German had a wonderful season where he went from strength to strength. It is a shame to see that this injury could have directly influenced his play to the extent where some pundits and fans have written him off completely. If the concussion that he suffered was to blame, then we can expect him to come back stronger next season, however, one does have to contemplate whether this is an excuse. It seems as though Jurgen Klopp’s faith in the 24-year-old was well founded, as Karius comfortably kept Simon Mignolet out of the number one spot throughout the season, but simply put the one game that Klopp needed him to be special, he got an injury that prohibited his abilities. Hopefully this can put to bed the awful treatment that Karius has received.