Karius in need of care
EXCLUSIVE by DAVID WOODS JURGEN KLOPP has been urged to keep a close eye on keeper Loris Karius.
Karius’ howlers cost Liverpool two goals in Saturday’s 3-1 Champions League Final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.
The German was in tears at the final whistle as he apologised to fans, but was ridiculed and received death threats in the aftermath.
Now former West Ham and Charlton striker Kevin George, who has published a book about players’ mental health issues, says the crushed keeper needs to be closely monitored.
“Space is important but Klopp going to see him to check-in would be powerful,” said George.
“Reassurance in these times goes a long way and Klopp flying to wherever Karius will be will help him to progress through this tough time.
“It is something managers often do to initially sign the player. This type of man-management isn’t in the coaching manual, but is more powerful than lots of the other bits of information that is in there.
“Karius’ reaction was one of remorse and looked like a plea for forgiveness.” ¬ÊUEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will meet today to consider Liverpool’s punishment following stormy scenes on two Anfield Champions League nights against Manchester City and Roma.
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TOUGH TIME: Karius