Klopp: Concussed Karius not to blame for Kiev howlers

Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2018

"The gap has been big in terms of points not just for Liverpool but the chasing pack".

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Norwich City have reportedly enquired about taking teenage striker Ben Woodburn on loan from Liverpool. Still, overcoming such a devastating game in Kiev will be a massive challenge for the stopper, whether his performance was hindered by concussion or not.

Around a dozen clubs, including Celtic, have made enquiries about the Wales worldwide, while Rangers have also been linked with the youngster.

Wilson, who scored twice in Saturday's 2-0 friendly win at Chester, believes his spell at Hull provided the flawless grounding to make the step up to the first team.

Gerrard believes they will be pivotal in bridging the gap.

Loris Karius, the target of widespread criticism for his role in last season's Champions League final defeat, also played 45 minutes in a match that saw Daniel Sturridge score twice.

"The starting 11 is very strong".

Goalkeeper is an area which fans want strengthening but Klopp seems set to continue with Loris Karius, who made two costly mistakes in the Champions League final even though it was later revealed he was suffering from concussion.

Fans in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland can watch the whole match live on LFCTV or LFCTV GO, while supporters across the rest of the world can watch live on LFCTV GO. That was, for me, the explanation and I thought: 'OK, come on, we need to check that'.

"Karius, to be fair to him, was getting stronger and stronger as the season when on", said the 38-year-old Rangers manager. But now I know a concussion isn't coming and going in a day - if you have one, you see it days later. Is he capable of parking that up, moving on and drawing from the experience? You make a mistake against Chester and it's a mistake.

"He is young so we don't want to bin a good goalkeeper because he does have the potential to be very good".