Georginio Wijnaldum Reveals Why He Didn't Console Loris Karius At Full-Time
Loris Karius was pictured a lonely figure after the full-time whistle on Saturday evening.
He did make two massive errors during the Champions League final against Real Madrid, but the fact that many of his teammates didn't console the emotional goalkeeper after their 3-1 defeat was a big talking point on social media.
The 24-year-old, who was clearly upset after his performance, walked over to the travelling support on his own and asked for forgiveness, apologising sincerely to those who travelled to Kiev.
A Liverpool player should have gone to Karius. Still none yet. Not one.- Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) May 26, 2018
"And You'll Never Walk Alone"- Confused Klopp (@ConfusedKlopp) May 26, 2018
Unless you're Karius. Not one Liverpool player went over to him after the match. pic.twitter.com/uA5isPeBs3
Even former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher stopped and consoled him before he entered the dressing room, offering him an arm around the shoulder and a word.
But not many of his teammates consoled the 24-year-old after his blunders.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has now revealed the reason why he didn't approach and console Karius after the full-time whistle.
"I didn't say anything because a lot of people already went to him and sometimes you don't like it when too many people come to," he told the media.
"It's not the ending we wanted for our Champions League campaign but, you know, sometimes those things happen in football. It is hugely frustrating but we can't change it."
Wijnaldum (On why he didn't console Karius): "I didn't say anything because a lot of people already went to him and sometimes you don't like it when too many people come." pic.twitter.com/moHqEQxlZw- LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) May 27, 2018
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