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Liverpool goalkeeper Karius: I messed up and let you down

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has released a statement since his horror show in Kiev.

Karius gifted Real Madrid's opening goal after a careless throw-out was fired home by striker Karim Benzema, before he was beaten from distance by a speculative long-range effort from Gareth Bale.

Karius, 24, has since received death threats from some of the club's supporters over social media.

He posted: "Haven't really slept until now... the scenes are still running through my head again and again... I'm infinitely sorry to my team-mates, for you fans, and for all the staff. I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down...

"As I said I'd just like to turn back the time but that's not possible. It's even worse as we all felt that we could have beaten Real Madrid and we were in the game for a long time...

"Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game. I don't take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are. Thank you and we will come back stronger."

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