Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius apologised to “the whole club” after making two terrible mistakes in their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Madrid collected a third consecutive Champions League crown after substitute Gareth Bale struck twice from the bench in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph.
But Karius’ errors had a huge impact on the result, the German goalkeeper bizarrely throwing the ball in off striker Karim Benzema for the opening goal in Kiev.
After Bale’s brilliant bicycle-kick restored the Madrid lead following Sadio Mane’s leveller, Karius then allowed a long-range drive from the Wales international to escape his grasp, wrapping up the title for Zinedine Zidane’s men.
Karius was left in tears at the full-time whistle and he accepted responsibility for Liverpool’s defeat in Ukraine.
“I don’t feel anything right now. Today I lost my team the game,” Karius said to talkSPORT.
“I feel sorry for everyone. I’m sorry for everyone, for the team, for the whole club. The mistakes cost us dearly.”