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Dave Maddock actually reports that Loris Karius will be Jürgen Klopp's no.1 again next season despite his woeful display against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho have already been secured and are set to make their first appearances in a pre-season friendly at Chester on Saturday.

It was reported in Germany that Karius had suffered a blackout following a clash with Sergio Ramos and 26 of his 30 tests subsequently confirmed he had experienced a concussion, after medical examinations and a scan in America.

"Now people could think for us it is the explanation - and for me it is 100% the explanation and that's all".

"He called me and said he came from a doctor, he told me: "Your goalkeeper had a concussion".

Atletico Madrid shot stopper Oblak has been touted as another option to take over the reins from Karius in the Liverpool FC goal ahead of the new Premier League season.

"I don't know exactly what people think or made of the situation. I was sad to leave Monaco, a club that gave me a lot of great moments, but in football sometimes you need new challenges and I thought it was time to move on", he added.

"Equally, our commitment to him says we see his value and want him to grow even more and get even better within our environment".

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His errors led to widespread criticism and public spats between players and fans, with Klopp making no secret of his desire to sign a goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.

"We always do it out of full training; we don't think too much about the games during the week". We do not use it as an excuse.

"He was influenced by that knock, that is 100 per cent".

"If you ask Loris, he says he didn't think about it and didn't use it for a second as an excuse", Klopp said.

Jose Mourinho has also been keen to strengthen his midfield armoury this summer as club icon Michael Carrick called time on his playing career; Fabinho was touted to make the switch to Old Trafford, but he has since dismissed that this was ever a possibility. "We don't think about that anymore and we start completely new", said Klopp". Speaking to reporters, the Liverpool boss said that his team does not use the concussion as an "excuse" but an "explanation" of what went down.

"So from my side everything is fine".

"So I'm looking forward to it".