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Loris Karius gives tearful apology to Liverpool fans after mistakes against Real Madrid

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Loris Karius gives tearful apology to Liverpool fans after mistakes vs Real Madrid
Loris Karius was in tears after Liverpools defeat in the Champions League final. (BT Sport)

Loris Karius gave a tearful apology to Liverpool supporters after his two mistakes cost Jurgen Klopps side in their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Madrid took the lead in bizarre circumstances in the 51st minute as Karim Benzema stuck out his leg to intercept Karius throw towards Virgil van Dijk.

The goal was perfectly legitimate, despite Karius protests, as the ball was technically class as in play once the Liverpool goalkeeper had thrown it out.

Sadio Mane equalised shortly after before Gareth Bales stunning overhead kick put Madrid back in front.

And Zinedine Zidanes side sealed the victory thanks to Bale and another error from Karius.

Bales strike from range had plenty of power but it was straight at Karius, although the Liverpool goalkeeper failed to read the shot and the ball slipped straight through his hands.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, right, scores against Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius during the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Karim Benzema intercepted Karius throw out. (AP Photo)
KIEV, UKRAINE - MAY 26: Loris Karius of Liverpool fumbles the ball as he concedes for the third time during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Lukas Schulze - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
Karius let Bales second goal through his hands. (Getty Images)

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After the final whistle, Karius was reduced to tears and the 24-year-old approached Liverpools supporters to offer an apology.

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard slammed Karius for his mistakes in such a high-profile fixture.

At a human level you have to feel for Loris Karius, but mistakes like that dont belong at this level, he told BT Sport.

Theyre not for a Champions League final – the first one, I couldnt quite believe what I was seeing.

Loris Karius gives tearful apology to Liverpool fans after mistakes vs Real Madrid
Karius approached Liverpools fans after the final whistle. (BT Sport)
Loris Karius gives tearful apology to Liverpool fans after mistakes vs Real Madrid
Karius was clearly apologising. (BT Sport)
Loris Karius gives tearful apology to Liverpool fans after mistakes vs Real Madrid
Karius was in tears in front of Liverpools fans. (BT Sport)

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