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Loris Karius Has Rejected Invitation To Watch Champions League Final

Loris Karius Has Rejected Invitation To Watch Champions League Final

On Saturday night Liverpool will be hoping to right the wrongs of last season's Champions League final and they'll be one less reminder of that game with Loris Karius refusing the offer for a ticket in Madrid.

Liverpool have the chance to win their sixth European title on Saturday when they face Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid in the Champions League final.

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The game is actually the Reds' third chance to add to their tally since their last Champions League victory when they beat AC Milan in 2005. They lost two years later to the Italians and last year lost to Real Madrid in a dramatic final.

That match will be mostly remembered for Gareth Bale's stunning first goal to make it 2-1 and the Welshman's second goal via an assist from Liverpool keeper Loris Karius mistake.

Karius was replaced in the summer by Brazilian Alisson and has been on loan at Besiktas all season, where he's had an up and down season.

The German could have been at the final in Madrid though with Jurgen Klopp giving an invite to all the players out on loan this season to come to the match.

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However, according to the Daily Mail, Karius has decided against the accepting the invitation on the basis he felt his presence could distract from the game.

Karius punches the ball from Bale's shot. Image: PA Images
Karius punches the ball from Bale's shot. Image: PA Images

The 25 year old will instead be on holiday and the club have understood and support his decision not to be at the match.

Karius made two errors in last season's final as the former Mainz keeper was also at fault for the opener from Karim Benzema, throwing the ball out straight at the French striker.

The goalie has just completed his first of two years on loan in Turkey where he has still struggled at times.

Alisson has been brilliant this season. Image: PA Images
Alisson has been brilliant this season. Image: PA Images

At one point the coach said he would drop Karius if his other keeper was available and there was a delay on his payment earlier in the season too.

With Alisson in goal and Virgil van Dijk playing at centre back all season the Reds have been far better at the back and it's unlikely Karius will ever play for them again.

Will Liverpool finally get their hands on their sixth European title or will it be Spurs turn?

Topics: Spurs, Liverpool, Football News, English Football, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspurs, gareth bale, champions league final, Jurgen Klopp, Champions League, Loris Karius, Real Madrid, European Football

Ryan Sidle

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