Liverpool No. 1 Loris Karius has come under critical remarks from Belgian shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois following his admission that he suffered a concussion in the Reds Champions League final against Real Madrid at Kiev.
According to the Daily Star, Courtois is unconvinced by Karius’s statements claiming he blamed their 3-1 loss to a concussion.
Comparing the unfortunate incident with a former clash he had with former Arsenal man Alexis Sanchez, the 25-year-old said: “It happened to me with Alexis Sanchez — I had a concussion and I couldn’t see the ball so after 20 minutes I went out of the game because I couldn’t see the ball.”
Feeling apologetic about the incident, the Chelsea man added, “But to blame it on concussion that he made those mistakes — he also made two amazing saves.
Courtois does not believe there are any dots connecting Liverpool’s massive loss at Kiev and Karius blaming his errors to a concussion.
“I feel sorry for what happened with him, but to blame it on concussion that he made those mistakes – he also made two amazing saves.
“So that was luck then? I don’t know because he couldn’t see the ball,” he continued.
“It’s unfortunate for him to have made those mistakes but if you have concussion you will leave the game or the doctors will tell you, ‘Look, you cannot see clearly anymore, you must leave the game.’”
Though taking the story as a half-truth, he later revealed if doctors in Boston confirmed his story as true, he has no problem believing it.
Liverpool disclosed that they’re willing to stand behind Karius through his recovery.