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Liverpool's goalkeeper had the worst Champions League final imaginable (See pictures and video o

German goalkeeper Loris Karius had what may have been the most shambolic night for a goalkeeper in Champions League history Saturday night in Kiev, gifting Real Madrid two goals in a 3-1 loss to hand Madrid its third consecutive European Cup.

24-year-old Karius, who took over from a struggling Simon Mignolet in January, allowed a shocking opening goal to Karim Benzema when he rolled a ball off the French striker and it deflected into the side of the net.

Benzema made a run towards goal but was in an offside position, but Karius claimed the ball and quickly looked to get the ball upfield. He turned and attempted ot bowl the ball to his defender, but Benzema closed the gap and stuck out his leg, knocking the ball back towards Karius’ goal.

Sadio Mane equalized the game for Liverpool, but super-sub Gareth Bale came on in the 61st minute an immediately scored what may be the best goal in European Cup final history to give Los Blancos a 2-1 lead.

Bale scored a shocking second goal from long range in the 82nd minute with a hopeful strike that Karius was in perfect position to stop – but the keeper bungled the save entirely.

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Without an injured Mohamed Salah, who left in the first half, Liverpool simply didn’t have the spark it needed to stay in the game. Fans will always wonder what might have been.

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My view: The big question is, How many Liverpool players ended the game with an enhanced reputation? absolutely None. They all looked just ordinary at best and Jurgen Klopp side will regret having been there and left with nothing. Then Karius topped it up with his cry me a river apology.

The big question is, How many Liverpool players ended the game with an enhanced reputation? absolutely None. They all looked just ordinary at best and Jurgen Klopp side will regret having been there and left with nothing.

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