Loris Karius’ attempts to recover from his Champions League final nightmare would be better served by not picking up a copy of the latest SportsBild.
That’s because the Liverpool goalkeeper has been subjected to a huge verbal bashing from the Reds’ 2005 Champions League winner Didi Hamann.
Karius suffered what can only be described as a nightmare display on Saturday evening in Kiev when his two astronomical helped Real Madrid on their way to a 3-1 victory and a third successive Champions League crown.
Sympathy for Karius was slow in coming forward following the German’s two howlers, with Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum explaining why his side were so slow in comforting the bereft keeper.
But just when Karis may have hoped attention from his performance was turning towards something else, salt has been added to his wounds from former Liverpool hero Hamann, who has had some choice words for the former Mainz star.
“My sympathy with Karius is limited,” Hamann told German outlet Sport Bild. “We don’t have to discuss that he decided the final with his two mistakes.
“Something like that can also happen to a professional footballer. But what I didn’t like was his behaviour afterwards.
“To publicly show his suffering after the final whistle was just as unnecessary as his tearful asking for forgiveness from the Reds fans.”
Hamann then suggested Karius has no right to have such a huge ego, adding: “Liverpool fans forgive their stars just as well as any other, the anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is part of life out at the club.
“With one exception: when your ego doesn’t match your performance. Karius drives through Liverpool with the personalised number plates ‘LK1’ and makes waves in the city whenever he steps out.
“That is something Cristiano Ronaldo can pull off in Madrid, because he has won the Champions League five times.
“Someone like Karius has not achieved anything yet in his career and should be happy to have been given the chance by Klopp at a world-class club.”
Karius, however, did receive some sympathy from reported Liverpool goalkeeping target Alisson.
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