By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
Liverpool suffered a devastating loss to Real Madrid at the Champions League final over the weekend, as Real Madrid won the final again this year.
Much blame went to Liverpool goalkeeper, Loris Karius, whose fatal errors ensured Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over the Reds.
Although his teammates have sided him, claiming the losses may not have been Karius’ fault.
He first had an attempted throw diverted back into the net by Karim Benzema’s outstretched boot and later allowed a speculative Bale effort to burst through his hands.
Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk eased the burden on Loris Karius by insisting the under-fire goalkeeper is not solely at fault for Liverpool’s Champions League final loss.
The crestfallen German offered a post-match apology to Liverpool supporters, but Croatia international Lovren said responsibility for the 3-1 defeat rested with the entire team.
“It’s heartbreaking. Something we never saw in our heads before the game,” Lovren said of the result in an interview with the BBC.
“They scored a goal, surprisingly I would say, and we tried to come back but [then Bale] scored one of the best goals I’ve ever seen.
“People will point fingers at the goalkeeper but we win together, we lose together. We will stick behind him. I feel sorry for the fans, I wish we could do better.
“We promise we will come back even stronger next year.”
Surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo had a silent bout at the match, while Gareth Bale became the hero of the day.
Mo’ Sallah had suffered a devastating injury at the first half of the game from a bout with Ramos, which sent him off the pitch.
Mane tried to hold it up for the club but the task was quite daunting, and he could not handle it all alone.
However, there’s more to the story than meets the eye, as social media has backlashed Ramos for the fatal hit he delivered to Mo Sallah, hindering his chances at the world cup.
People seem to think he did it on purpose.
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Photo credit: AP, Goal.com
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