Wijnaldum reveals why Liverpool’s players didn’t comfort Karius

Date published: Monday 28th May 2018 5:41 - Joe Williams

Georginio Wijnaldum reveals that he and his fellow team-mates didn’t rush to console Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after their Champions League final as they wanted to avoid further upset.

Karius made two mistakes for Real Madrid’s first and third goals as the Reds lost 3-1 to Zinedine Zidane’s men.

Some pundits and fans have questioned why there was a lack of Liverpool staff and players comforting the player after the final whistle.

However, Wijnaldum claims it was simply to give him some space after the defeat.

“I didn’t say anything because a lot of people already went to him and sometimes you don’t like it when too many people come,” Wijnaldum said.

“It’s not the ending we wanted for our Champions League campaign but sometimes these things happen in football.

“It is hugely frustrating and we can’t change it.

“It is always difficult to say what we can do, it depends on so many different things as to how we do next season.

“I have confidence. We have learned a lot this season, we learned a lot the season before so hopefully we can achieve great things.”

 

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