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Former Liverpool football star opens up about his struggle with depression

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The former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer has opened up about his struggle with depression in a documentary he's made for the club's TV channel.

It has been released today to mark World Mental Health Day which aims to raise awareness and end the social stigma around mental ill health.

Now an ambassador at the club Jason spoke to Granada about a key turning point in his life:

Delving deep into the story about his own battle with depression, McAteer opens up about the pressures he felt throughout his career and how his retirement from the game became the trigger point for his problems.

Click here to watch the full documentary: ‘Jason McAteer; Through the Storm’

Read more : World Mental Health Day: Where to get help


The journey begins: Can LFC beat Paris St Germain in Champions League Campaign?

Liverpool kick off their Champions League campaign tonight by welcoming Paris Saint Germain to Anfield.

Boss Jurgen Klopp says the French champions are one of the favourites to win the competition.

WATCH: Klopp teases Brendan Rodgers ahead of charity game

Jurgen Klopp says he's looking forward to meeting the man he replaced at Liverpool.

But it's not football he wants to talk about with Brendan Rodgers, who also happens to be his landlord.

The pair will be opposing managers in a charity game at Celtic Park which is being organised by the foundations of James Milner and Stiliyan Petrov.

Klopp is renting a house in Formby from Rodgers and has a few issues he needs to bring up.

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Tests reveal Liverpool goalkeeper had concussion during Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp comforting Karius after defeat in Kiev Credit: PA

Scans reveal Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained concussion during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in which he made two crucial errors.

Massachusetts General Hospital has confirmed the player underwent assessments five days after the 3-1 loss in Kiev.

Karius is on holiday in the United States but Liverpool's medical staff wanted him to be checked out and a subsequent examination found evidence of concussion, which doctors say could have affected his performance.

The goalkeeper was caught in the head by Sergio Ramos at a corner before Madrid's opening goal, which was the first to be blamed on Karius.

"With Mr Karius's permission we are providing information about his medical situation in an effort to prevent, where possible, the dissemination of incomplete or erroneous information," said a statement from MGH.

Karius was widely blamed for Liverpool's final defeat after his two errors, and Merseyside Police later released a statement saying its officers were aware of "threats" made against him on social media.

The 24-year-old gifted Real the lead when he attempted to launch a quick attack, only for Karim Benzema to thrust a leg out and divert the ball into an empty net.

Karius then allowed a long-range effort from Gareth Bale to evade his grasp in the closing stages.

Liverpool have declined to comment on Karius' situation.

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