“Nobody will ever know” – Loris Karius insists mistakes for Liverpool in UCL final were down to injury

Loris Karius has insisted that his mistakes during the UEFA Champions League final for Liverpool were down to the concussion he suffered.

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat to La Liga giants Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old made the headlines for all the wrong reason that night after two critical errors leading directly to goals.

However, subsequent medical tests showed that Karius had suffered a concussion following a collision with Sergio Ramos.

Liverpool went onto replace Karius with Alisson Becker while the German keeper joined Besiktas on a two-year-loan deal.

“In normal circumstances, it’s hard to imagine that I would make those mistakes,” Karius told the Daily Star.

“Nobody will ever know the link between the blow I received and the mistakes I later made on the pitch. It’s not an excuse, just an explanation.”

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Karius has made an impressive start to his Besiktas career and played a starring role as the Black Eagles held their rivals Fenerbahce to a 1-1 draw.

The Istanbul giants have the option to sign Karius on a permanent deal at the end of his two-year loan spell.

Besiktas host Kayserispor at the Vodaphone Arena this weekend as they look to return to winning ways