Loris Karius to leave Liverpool after Champions League final nightmare - Peter Shilton

LORIS KARIUS could find it hard to stay at Liverpool following his Champions League final blunders, according to former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Loris Karius to leave Liverpool after Champions League final nightmare - Peter Shilton
Peter Shilton expects Loris Karius to move on this summer

Karius made two second-half howlers in Kiev to hand Real Madrid a third successive Champions League trophy.

The 24-year-old has apologised to fans, while Merseyside Police are investigating "death threats" made on social media to the German.

"If he does stay at Liverpool I hope the fans give him a chance," Shilton told Sky Sports.

"They're the sort of fans that would do that, but I think it will be very difficult for him to stay at Liverpool."

Karius' first gaffe saw him throw the ball straight at Karim Benzema, who stuck out a leg to divert it into an empty net and give Real the lead early in the second half.

Loris Karius made two howlers against Real Madrid

Liverpool drew level through Sadio Mane four minutes later.

But, after Real had regained the lead through Gareth Bale's stunning overhead kick, Karius let a speculative long-range shot from the Welshman slip through his hands.

"I feel for him," Shilton added.

"It was two horrendous mistakes in one of the biggest games in history - certainly for Liverpool anyway, who haven't been to a Champions League final for years.

"From his point of view, he's apologised for it, he can't do any more than that. But what was going through his mind at the time?"

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has backed Karius, who has also received support from his team-mates, but Shilton feels the club will now begin the search for a new goalkeeper.

"I think the manager will have to look to get a world-class goalkeeper," Shilton added.

"He will have to buy him. Liverpool have struggled in the past two or three seasons with goalkeepers.

"Karius got in and was very consistent towards the end, we all thought Liverpool had finally solved their goalkeeping problem. But of course, it's there again now."

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