Kar­ius in tears as he shoul­ders the fi­nal blame

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

LORIS KAR­IUS says he is “in­fin­itely sorry” for the mis­takes he made in Liverpool’s Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal loss against Real Madrid on Satur­day.

The 24-year-old German goal­keeper was in tears at the fi­nal whis­tle in Kiev af­ter the Reds’ 3-1 de­feat to Real.

The Span­ish side’s first goal came when Karim Ben­zema charged down an at­tempted throw-out by Kar­ius, and the goal­keeper then al­lowed a lon­grange Gareth Bale shot to slip through his grasp for the third.

Mersey­side Po­lice re­leased a state­ment say­ing its of­fi­cers were aware of “threats” made on so­cial me­dia to Kar­ius.

Kar­ius tweeted on Sun­day af­ter­noon: “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.”

Kar­ius had ear­lier told talkSPORT: “I lost my team the game. I’m sorry for every­one – from the team, from the whole club – that the mis­takes cost dearly. If I could go back in time, I would. I feel sorry for my team. I know I let them down.

“It’s very hard right now but that’s the life of a goal­keeper. These goals cost us the ti­tle, ba­si­cally.”

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