Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius underwent head scan after fears he suffered trauma following collision with Sergio Ramos during Champions League final
- Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius had a post-Champions League final head scan
- There were concerns he suffered trauma following a collision with Sergio Ramos
- Karius was badly at fault for two Real Madrid’s goals as the Reds lost 3-1
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius underwent a post-Champions League final scan amid concerns that he had suffered a head trauma following a collision with Sergio Ramos. Karius was badly at fault for two of the three Real Madrid goals as Liverpool lost 3-1 in Kiev on May 26.
But the German goalkeeper was floored by Ramos while defending a corner prior to Madrid’s first goal, and Liverpool’s medical team were concerned about the possibility of Karius suffering a concussion.
Liverpool have declined to comment, but Karius has since been examined by a specialist while on holiday in the United States.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius underwent a post-Champions League final scan
German television unearthed footage of the stopper being floored by Sergio Ramos
Karius hit the deck after the collision and shouted at the referee for not spotting it
Karius was widely blamed for Liverpool’s final defeat after his two errors and Merseyside Police later released a statement saying its officers were aware of ‘threats’ made against him on social media.
The 24-year-old gifted Real the lead when he attempted to launch a quick attack, only for Karim Benzema to thrust a leg out and divert the ball into an empty net.
Karius then allowed a long-range effort from Gareth Bale to evade his grasp in the closing stages and seal Real’s victory.
Both goals were scored after Karius had collided with Real defender Ramos at a corner.
Karius watches on after throwing the ball straight into the path of Karim Benzema to score
Karius flew to the US on holiday after the final and, with Liverpool determined to safeguard the player’s well-being, he visited the specialist Dr Ross Zafonte at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr Zafonte is a leading authority on the treatment of NFL players who have suffered head trauma.
It is understood Karius has continued his holiday Stateside and will return to Liverpool for pre-season training on July 2, although Jurgen Klopp’s side have been strongly linked with signing a new goalkeeper next season.
The 24-year-old allows Gareth Bale’s long range strike to slip through his hands