Jurgen Klopp has revealed he “did not have the right words” to speak to Loris Karius after the Champions League final.
Karius made two high-profile mistakes in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in May.
The German has since lost his place in the first team to new goalkeeper Alisson, with a loan move to Besiktas in the pipeline.
It is quite the fall from grace for Karius, and Klopp has explained why he barely spoke to the 25-year-old after the game in Kiev.
“I am a strong supporter of the idea of just shutting up if you don’t have the right words,” Klopp told Sport 1. “And other than a few comforting words I did not have the right words. I did not have a clue what you could say.
“Neither was I angry at him nor was I disappointed in him or something else. I only saw his situation, and everyone would love to have the right words. I didn’t have them. And that’s why we left it at it that evening but for a few words.
“By now, I talked to him. Not only about this. The situation is clear and everything’s good.”