Police Probe Karius Death Threats After Champions League Misery

Real coach Zinedine Zidane responded very differently to the two players' comments.

And former Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence says Karius will have to live with his mistakes "for the rest of his life".

Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 to win their third consecutive Champions League title, with the go-ahead goal coming in the form of an astounding bicycle kick off the foot of Gareth Bale.

And Karim Benzema's goal was entirely the fault of Karius, who threw the ball at Benzema's outstretched leg only to watch it rebound into his empty net.

For the first he tried to roll the ball out with Karim Benzema standing too close to him and allowing the France global to divert it into the net, and he then let Gareth Bale's long-range drive slip through his grasp.

Karius was in tears at the final whistle and none of Liverpool's frustrated players stopped to console him on the pitch.

But some fans have reacted by positing vile messages on Twitter, some calling the German-born Karius a Nazi and others wishing him dead.

"Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users than any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated".

"It's not about him and the mistakes he might have made, it's about the team".

"Haven't really slept until now. I'm infinitely sorry to my team-mates, for you fans, and for all the staff", he tweeted.

"If I could go back in time, I would".

"I think that Liverpool will not allow Salah to take the cortisone because it is risky for the player in the long term and will press hard to complete the treatment for two months, which unfortunately means that we will not see the star Mohamed Salah in the World Cup".

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League for a fifth time on Saturday but the striker's petulant posturing over his future has left a sour taste at Real Madrid.

It is the final show of the season so a big thank you to everyone who has listened to the show in 2017/18 and we hope to join you again after the summer! "I'm sorry for everyone - from the team, from the whole club - that the mistakes cost dearly", Karius told TalkSport.

  • Stacy Allen