Loris Karius has said sorry for his pair of blunders that handed Real Madrid victory in the Champions League final.
The Liverpool keeper dropped two huge clangers to gift Karim Benzema and then Gareth Bale second-half goals as the Reds went down 3-1 in Kiev.
Speaking to talkSPORT after the match, a distraught Karius said: “I don’t feel anything right now. Today I lost my team the game and I feel sorry for everyone.
“I’m sorry for everyone – from the team, from the whole club – that the mistakes cost dearly.
Speaking about Gareth Bale’s second goal which went through his hands, Karius said: “It moved around a lot. I tried to catch it, maybe I should have done it safer and just put it out of play instead of trying to catch it.
“I judged it wrong and it went in.”
A tearful Karius went over to the Liverpool fans in Kiev straight after the match to offer his apologies.
In comments on BT Sport after the game, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard said: “No-one makes a mistake on purpose.
“Fair play to [Karius] for going to the fans. I admire him for owning up and apologising.”
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson refused to blame Karius for the defeat, insisting the club would rise and fall as one.
“It’s not about him and mistakes he might have made,” he told BT Sport.
“It’s about us as a team, we got here together as a team and we lose as a team.
“We’re all together, it’s not just about one person. We were just not good enough to get over the line.”