Liverpool’s Loris Karius has posted a gut-wrenching post about his Champions League final howlers amid reports the young goalkeeper has received death threats in the wake of the defeat.
Karius had a pair of horrible mistakes in Sunday’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid in Kiev.
The young German had a throw blocked, which then trickled back into the net for a Madrid goal, and let a second goal simply go straight through his hands in the heartbreaking loss.
Many fans — perhaps rightfully so — blamed the majority of the 3-1 loss on the 24-year-old.
Karius was visibly shaken up after the game and was even in tears at the final whistle.
The Liverpool shot-stopper revealed in an agonising tweet that he’s been unable to get over his high-profile mistakes.
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… pic.twitter.com/w9GixPiQDC
— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) May 27, 2018
Some fans, though, didn’t take too kindly to his mistakes or accept his apology. Karius and his family received multiple death threats on social media after the loss, according to a BBC report.
“We take social media posts of this nature extremely seriously. Offences will be investigated,” police told the BBC.
“Officers are aware of a number of comments and threats made via social media. Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users than any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated.”
Karius played for Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga since 2013 before he joined Liverpool at the start of the 2016 season. He recorded 27 saves and allowed 16 goals in the Champions League this year.
With Yahoo US