Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius had to undergo a head scan amid fears of concussion after last month’s Champions League final.
The German goalkeeper committed two catastrophic errors in the game, effectively sealing Liverpool’s fate in a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.
ESPN have reported that he was sent for a head scan while on holiday in the United States, with Liverpool staff concerned after a collision with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.
Ramos elbows Karius in the face two minutes before his mistake for the goal. pic.twitter.com/DXYrb4JAWk
— FCB (@FollowbackCule) May 27, 2018
Karius was in distress after the incident, which went unnoticed by match officials, and upon returning home from Kiev, Karius was ordered to go to the hospital so worried were club officials that he may have sustained a concussion from the collision.
The 24-year-old was visibly upset after the final whistle, profusely apologising to the Liverpool fans in the stadium and on social media the following day for, in his own words, costing his team the Champions League trophy.
Nonetheless, Liverpool are believed to have stepped up their pursuit of a new goalkeeper this summer. Roma’s Brazilian international Alisson Becker is reported to be the number one target, with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak also supposedly on their radar.