Karius undergoes scan
Liverpool ‘keeper Loris Karius has undergone a scan which is taking place in the United States, according to a report from ESPN. The news comes just over a week after the two mistakes the 24-year-old made in the Champions League final.
The scan is to investigate the head trauma the German reportedly suffered after a collision with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, which could excuse him somewhat for his overall performance.
Karius complained to the referee about the incident with the Spaniard, who also was involved in another clash with Mohamed Salah that ended the Egyptian’s final with a shoulder injury.
The Liverpool medical team were concerned about any possibility of a concussion suffered by the under-fire goalkeeper. Karius flew to the States on holiday but has been instructed to visit a specialist in Boston.
There is one name that Liverpool supporters cannot get away from their lips and that man is Ligue 1 ace Nabil Fekir.
Fans are determined to snap up the French international before the World Cup begins and the man standing in the way of any potential transfer is Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Reports suggest 69-year-old club president is one of the most difficult negotiators in Europe and Liverpool will be in for a sturdy test if they are to lure Fekir to Anfield.
Known for the sales of Florent Malouda, Hugo Lloris and Alexandre Lacazette, Aulas will surely not want another one of his star players to leave the French city and will likely put up a difficult contest for the Reds.
Lemar to Spain?
According to reports from Spanish outlet AS, former Liverpool target Thomas Lemar looks set to join Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid with the Frenchman considered a priority target, even if his compatriot Antoine Griezmann remains at the club this summer.
The 22-year-old was a top-target for the Reds last summer. However, any future interest in the Monaco winger looks over as the 2017/18 Europa League winners set to be the side to lure Lemar away from France.
Atletico Madrid’s current sporting director Andrea Berta has flown to France to open talks with the Ligue 1 runners-up, who are believed to want a fee upwards of €90m, a figure that could increase should he impress at the World Cup this summer.
The Spanish outfit will understandably be keen to wrap up any deal before the youngsters involvement in Russia.