Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius undergoes head scans in America

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Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius underwent a post-Champions League final scan amid concerns that he had suffered a head trauma following a collision with Sergio Ramos, according to reports.

Karius was badly at fault for two of the three Real Madrid goals as Liverpool lost 3-1 in Kiev on May 26.

But the German goalkeeper was floored by Ramos while defending a corner prior to Madrid’s first goal, and Liverpool’s medical team were concerned about the possibility of Karius suffering a concussion.

Liverpool have declined to comment, but it is reported that Karius has since been examined by a specialist while on holiday in the United States.

Karius flew to the US on holiday after the final and, with Liverpool determined to safeguard the player’s well-being, he visited the specialist Dr Ross Zafonte at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

It is understood Karius has continued his holiday Stateside and will return to Liverpool for pre-season training on July 2, although Jurgen Klopp’s side have been strongly linked with signing a new goalkeeper next season.

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Swansea select Ostersund boss Graham Potter as man to lead them back into Premier League

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Swansea are set to appoint Graham Potter as their new manager after finalising a compensation package with Swedish club Ostersund for his services.

Englishman Potter has been in charge of Ostersund since December 2010, but the 43-year-old will complete a move to Wales early next week.

“Swansea City can confirm a compensation package has been finalised with Ostersund for the services of Graham Potter,” said a club statement.

“The club has also agreed personal terms with Potter along with his assistant Billy Reid and recruitment analyst Kyle Macauley, who are set to join him at the Liberty.”

Swansea’s seven-year stay in the Premier League came to an end last month after three seasons of turmoil at the club. Portugal’s Carlos Carvalhal was in charge when they went down.

Ostersund boss Potter is set to become Swansea’s sixth manager in four years amid a backdrop of fans’ unrest with the board.

Potter, who played for Stoke and West Brom, took over at Ostersund in December 2010 and has guided them from the fourth to the top tier in Sweden.

Ostersund won the Swedish Cup in 2017 to qualify for this season’s Europa League, reaching the last 32 before losing 4-2 on aggregate to Arsenal.

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West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint in Chile

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Pellegrini thanked local police for their quick response after his ordeal.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has been mugged at gunpoint in Chile, according to reports.

The 64-year-old was travelling to a restaurant in Santiago with his wife and friends when targeted by a gang.

Chilean newspaper La Cuarta reported that Pellegrini’s wife had her purse stolen during the incident on Saturday evening. The gang reportedly shot at police before fleeing in a stolen car.

The recently-appointed West Ham boss thanked the police in a tweet in Spanish.

He tweeted: “Congratulations to @Carabdechile for their speedy and brave reaction.

“I’m thankful for the support of the people. I hope they give the Carabineros (police) more resources to solve the problem of delinquency as soon as possible.”

Chile-born Pellegrini was appointed West Ham boss in May, having previously managed the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, River Plate and, most recently, Chinese club Hebei China Fortune.

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