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Jordan Henderson Gave A Perfect Interview After Champions League Final Loss

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Jordan Henderson Gave A Perfect Interview After Champions League Final Loss

Jordan Henderson gave a class interview after Liverpool's loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final three years ago.

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In 2018, Real were attempting to win their third Champions League title in-a-row and came up against Jurgen Klopp's side, trying to become European champions for the first time since 2005.

Whilst Sergio Ramos' foul on Mohamed Salah, that took the Liverpool forward out of the game in the first half, is still remembered, the final is mostly remembered for Loris Karius' performance.

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The Liverpool goalkeeper made huge mistakes for both Real's first and third goals on the night, as they won 3-1, and he was left in tears at the final whistle.

Karius allows the third goal in. Image: PA Images
Karius allows the third goal in. Image: PA Images

After the match Liverpool captain Henderson stood up for the keeper, saying they won and lost as a team.

"The first [goal] one I'm not really sure what happened, I don't know whether it should have been allowed," the midfielder said to BT Sport.

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"He could do nothing for the overhead kick. The third one, the ball's got loads of movement on, so it's difficult.

"It's not about him and the mistakes he's made, it's about us as a team. We got here together as a team and we lose as a team. We're all in it together. It's not about one person it's about everybody.

"We just weren't good enough on the night to get over the line. I'm so proud of all the players."

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For the first goal, on 51 minutes, Karius had the ball in his hands and went to release it quickly to start a counter attack but threw it straight into the path of Karim Benzema.

The Frenchman didn't have to do too much to make it 1-0, converting the ball into an open net, but it wasn't the end for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp's side scored just four minutes later through Sadio Mane and Karius mistake was far from terminal.

The keeper could do nothing about Real's second though, as Gareth Bale scored an incredible overhead kick in the 63rd minute, two minutes after coming on.

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Bale's second of the game was arguable Karius' bigger mistake, as the Welshman's shot was almost straight at the keeper but his punch sent the ball into the net.

Featured Image Credit: PA/BT Sport

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Champions League, Real Madrid

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