Klopp reveals he barely spoke to Karius after CL final

Date published: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 10:34 - Matthew Stead

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.”


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