Loris Karius has issued an emotional apology to Liverpool fans, his team-mates and the fans at the club after enduring a nightmare in the Champions League final.
The goalkeeper gifted Real Madrid two goals in a woeful performance that has sparked a severe backlash from fans.
There have been reports of death threats and Karius was clearly distraught at full-time when the whistle blew and Real were confirmed European champions.
Karius’ future at the club is now in doubt, and the stopper posted a heartfelt message to everyone involved at the club on 27 May.
He said: ‘Haven’t really slept until now… the scenes are still running through my head again and again… I’m infinitely sorry to my teammates, for you fans, and for all the staff.
‘I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down.
‘As I said I’d just like to turn back the time but that’s not possible. It’s even worse as we all felt that we could have beaten Real Madrid and we were in the game for a long time.
‘Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game. ‘I don’t take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are. Thank you and we will come back stronger.’
Jurgen Klopp is now thought to be ramping up efforts to buy a new goalkeeper, but the Liverpool boss defended his current No.1 after the game.
‘The second mistake is because of the first. It’s really difficult to get rid of the bad thoughts in your mind,’ Klopp said.
‘Loris knows it, everybody knows it. That is a shame in a game like this, in a season like this. I feel for him. He is a fantastic boy.’
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