Karius gets Germany support after ‘brutal’ errors


first_imgLoris Karius ‘What he went through was brutal’ – Germany give Karius message of support Iain Strachan 21:32 5/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Loris Karius - cropped Getty Images Liverpool Austria v Germany Friendlies Germany World Cup Germany v Mexico Germany v Sweden South Korea v Germany Real Madrid v Liverpool UEFA Champions League The goalkeeper did not make the cut for the World Cup but he remains in their thoughts after his embarrassing display against Real Madrid Andreas Kopke says Germany’s coaching staff have been in touch with Loris Karius after the goalkeeper, who was in contention for the World Cup squad, suffered a nightmare Champions League final. Karius committed two calamitous errors as Liverpool lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday. The 24-year-old threw the ball directly into the leg of Karim Benzema to concede the opener, before allowing a long-range Gareth Bale strike to bounce off his gloves and into the back of the net.The shot-stopper’s future at Anfield is now reportedly in doubt, while police in Merseyside are investigating death threats made against him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now During a media conference in Germany’s training camp, the national team’s goalkeeping coach expressed his sympathy for the ordeal endured by Karius in recent days.”What he went through was brutal,” the 1990 World Cup and Euro 1996 winner said.”We sent him a message after the final. We’ll have to see how he handles the situation.”Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp were the goalkeepers selected by Joachim Low in Germany’s provisional squad ahead of the World Cup.Kopke confirmed former Mainz player Karius, capped from Under-16 to Under-21 level but yet to make a senior appearance, had been under consideration.”We watched him for a long time,” the 56-year-old said.”Things are looking good for the future. He was on our list, but not in the final group. We can only wish him the best with handling this situation.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

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