Liverpool fans were relieved when Loris Karius took to Instagram in the wake of the Champions League final.
Karius was at fault for two goals in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory and concerns were instantly raised about the goalkeeper’s wellbeing.
But he penned a lengthy statement on Twitter owning up to his mistakes and promising that Liverpool will come back stronger.
“I’m infinitely sorry to my teammates, for you fans, and for all the staff,” Karius wrote.
“I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down.
“Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game.
“I don’t take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are.”
CEBALLOS TWEETS KARIUS
It was interesting to watch as not a single Liverpool player consoled Karius at full-time.
Instead, Real Madrid players approached the 24-year-old, including Gareth Bale, and helped him to his feet.
And midfielder Dani Ceballos has become the first Real Madrid player to send Karius a message of support on Twitter.
“Falling is allowed, getting up is an obligation,” Ceballos tweeted in response to Karius’ message on the social media site.
“Lots of encouragement, friend! Football always offers second chances. Let’s go!”
Caer está permitido, levantarse es una obligación. ¡Mucho ánimo, compañero! El fútbol siempre ofrece segundas oportunidades. ¡Let’s go! 💪🏻 https://t.co/RbYQtyMC4z
— Daniel Ceballos (@DaniCeballos46) May 28, 2018