Gary Lineker responds to Loris Karius’ display in Liverpool FC v Real Madrid

Gary Lineker was not impressed by Loris Karius' display for Liverpool FC against Real Madrid in the Champions League final

Gary Lineker
England legend Gary Lineker Photo: BT Sport

Gary Lineker took to social media to criticise Loris Karius after the Liverpool FC goalkeeper made a costly error in the Champions League final, as Real Madrid beat the Reds 3-1.

After a goalless first half in which Mohamed Salah had to be substituted with a shoulder injury, Real Madrid took the lead in the 51st minute when Karius unexplainably threw the ball into Benzema’s path as the Frenchman fired home.

Liverpool FC did draw level four minutes later when Sadio Mane was able to find the back of the net from close range.

But substitute Gareth Bale ended up snatching the headlines when he scored an incredible bicycle kick just moments after coming off the bench.

Karius had been in solid form for Liverpool FC in recent months after initially struggling during the early days of his career at Anfield.

And England legend Lineker admitted that he was at a loss to explain what happened as Real Madrid took the lead in the final.

Lineker wrote on Twitter: “What an extraordinary error from Karius. Intelligent from Benzema but wtf?”

Karius’ night then got worse when he parried Bale’s long-range effort into the net in the 83rd minute.

And Lineker then added: “Loris ‘Someone Karius out of here’.”

Liverpool FC have been linked with a number of goalkeepers in recent weeks and it remains to be seen whether the Reds will indeed look to bring in reinforcements in that department or not this summer.

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