News Roundup

Club News:

Following his disappointing performance in the Champions League Final, it has been revealed that Loris Karius suffered a concussion after Sergio Ramos had elbowed him during the game.

Karius travelled to the United States of America to undergo a series of tests and it has been determined by Dr Ross Zafonte and Lenore Herget that Karius did suffer a concussion.

A statement was released by both doctors:

“After carefully reviewing game film and integrating a detailed history – including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjective symptoms – physical examination and objective metrics, we have concluded that Mr Karius sustained a concussion during the match May 26, 2018.

At the time of our evaluation, Mr Karius’s principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual-spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. Additional symptomatic and objectively noted areas of dysfunction also persisted. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance.”

Transfer Updates:

Daniel Sturridge could be on his way out of Liverpool after reports emerged about the strikers future. The England international has spoken to Besiktas President Ahmed Nur Cebi according to reports in Turkey.

Sturridge’s future at Liverpool has been in doubt since the beginning of the season and he spent the remainder of the season on loan to West Bromwich Albion.

Liverpool’s pursuit of Nabil Fekir is ongoing according to French reports. Talks have been “progressing slowly” according to L’Equipe although a deal is yet to be agreed.

Emre Can has reportedly agreed to a four-year contract with Serie A champions Juventus according to Sky Italy. The midfielder is expected to fly out to Turin this week for a medical.

World Cup:

Roberto Firmino featured in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Croatia at Anfield. In the dying seconds of the game, Firmino scored for Brazil to give them a comfortable 2-0 win ahead of next week’s World Cup.

Firmino is one of eight Liverpool players who will represent seven nations at the World Cup in Russia.