Saturday wasn’t just a night to forget for Karius but for the whole Liverpool team who were defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid to lift the Champions League trophy for the third time in a row.
Liverpool were showing the stuff they are made of until an unfortunate error from their first-choice goalkeeper Loris Karius childishly gave the ball away to Karim Benzema, who wasted no time to put the ball into an empty net.
Though the Reds equalized through Sadio Mane, Real Madrid regained their one-goal lead via Gareth Bale’s power and impressive overhead kick.
Karius, who will be going to Russia with Germany, was also guilty for Gareth Bale’s second goal of the night as he misjudged his shot that allowed the ball to hit his net.
Despite having an experienced Simon Mignolet in his team, Jurgen Klopp prefers Karius in his starting lineup throughout the season.
Having seen Karius uninspiring performances in the goalie’s biggest match in his career, Jurgen Klopp has intensified his race to sign AC Milan goaltender Gianluigi Donnarumma in the summer.
According to goal.com via Repubblica, the losing finalist have met with the player’s agent to discuss terms so as to hasten the player’s decision to switch to the Merseyside club this summer.
Should Donnarumma eventually move to Liverpool, Simon Mignolet might leave Anfield stadium, while Loris Karius becomes the second-choice goalkeeper.