Loris Karius: Liverpool keeper influenced by Champions League final concussion - Jurgen Klopp

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Cape Town - New Liverpool signing Fabinho has said he's excited to get started at his new club before dismissing reports of a move to Manchester United.

"You saw Naby comes from Leipzig and knows the football philosophy that's a similar one (to Liverpool)".

Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, who returned to Anfield this week for pre-season training, believes that the Reds can go one better next season in the Champions League.

"Trent [Alexander-Arnold] won his first cap before the World Cup and then played his first World Cup game - I waited 51 years for that and he has done it already after 18". It's really not important what the people say.

"In terms of game time I think I only started eight games last season, but I think it was a learning experience to be able to go to probably the second-best league in Europe in the Bundesliga, and making my debut against Bayern Munich".

"You can see this team is offensively really skilled and you need a few serious people in the team to keep it together and I like how he is doing that while still being involved offensively". Five days after the final, Loris had 26 of 30 markers for a concussion still.

Despite speculation he could be replaced, former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard thinks Klopp could stick with his compatriot this season.

Pivotal to that will be how Jurgen Klopp strengthens as - although his first-choice side was a match for any team - when injuries began to bite towards the end of the campaign, the squad looked lacking in depth.

"They come back before the tour to America - the 20th, I think".

The 24-year-old was given an extended run of games to prove his worth after starting Liverpool's final 16 Premier League games and played every minute of the clubs 13 games in the Champions League.

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

"I think Liverpool are very close, I think they are knocking on the door", he said. I needed a few days, to be honest, to accept the fact and deal with the situation (of losing the final).

"I am delighted with where Liverpool are right now". "I'm a lot of things but not blind, so that means I see what they offer - and if someone offers something special then I will realise it and we will make decisions about it".

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