KARIUS RULED OUT FOR UP TO 2 MONTHS DUE TO BROKEN HAND
It seems that Loris Karius will have to wait for some more while to make a Premier League appearance after the keeper broke his hands during the friendly match against Chelsea in Pasadena, California. Karius got injured in the game when he accidentally punched fellow Reds defender Dejan Lovren while trying to clear the ball. Although the keeper played the entire match despite the injury, Klopp sent the keeper to have scans on his hurt area after the match ended, following which doctors confirmed the fracture.
Following the injury, Karius was sent by Klopp to Melwood to start his recovery. This will also mean that Klopp will now have to depend on the services of keepers Simon Mignolet and Alex Manninger for the rest of the International Champions Cup as well as the first 4-5 weeks of the Premier League at least, until Karius is fully fit to resume his duties.
The clash at the Rose Bowl Stadium between the Blues and the Reds saw plenty of negative action, where there were 5 yellow cards for Liverpool’s players and 1 yellow and 1 red for Chelsea’s players, with Fabregas being shown the way to the tunnel by the referee in the 70th minute after a late challenge against Ragnar Klavan. An early goal from Chelsea defender Gary Cahill however, was enough to provide Chelsea with the victory. Liverpool will play next against AC Milan on Sunday in the second game of the International Champions Cup.