Loris Karius, Liverpool shot-stopper, has snubbed an opportunity to watch the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid over fear of distracting the team.
According to Daily Mail report, the German goalie currently in the final leg of has 12 months left on his two-year loan deal at Besiktas, committed two blunders during Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League final last year.
The 25-year-old misdirected the ball into the path of Karim Benzema to net the opener, before allowing Gareth Bale long-range strike to slip through his fingers in the second half.
Liverpool boss Jurgen revealed all squad members who are away on loan will be handed match tickets for Champions League final if they signify their interest, but Karius would prefer to go on vacation Liverpool's squad.
Daily Mail further revealed that Reds chiefs are drumming support for his decision fully, which comes after a recent incident saw his girlfriend Sophia Thomalla’s car vandalised, with the word ‘LOSER’ written on the door referring to Karius.
Karius was rechristened ‘Calamity’ after his woeful show against Los Blancos and has been going the extra mile to rebuild his reputation in Turkey.
Interestingly, doctors discovered that Karius sustained a concussion during the final, but some fans and experts believe such statement is an acceptable excuse.
At the last count, the shot-stopper has not stopped committing blunders for Besiktas, but remains the club’s first choice in goal while enjoying a strong finish during the 2018-19 campaign.
The Mail maintained that Klopp and his compatriot keeps a healthy relationship as Liverpool prepare for their sixth European crown in their history this weekend.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Naby Keita will not be available for this weekend's Champions League final against Tottenham in Madrid.
The 24-year-old has not featured for the Reds following the devastating injury he suffered during their 3-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Camp Nou earlier this month.
Keita, who joined the Merseyside in the summer of 2018 from RB Leipzig in a deal valued around €60 million, scored three goals and one assist in 32 appearances this recently concluded season.
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