Liverpool goalie Loris Karius has wasted little time jetting off on holiday as he attempts to forget his Champions League final nightmare.
The Liverpool goalkeeper, whose two mistakes were responsible for Saturday night’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, was spotted making a quick getaway at Manchester Airport on Sunday night.
The German was swiftly ushered through security to the departure gates, though his final destination remains unknown.
He jetted off on holiday just hours after returning to England from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, where the final was staged.
His future at Anfield is in severe doubt after his two calamitous errors gifted goals to first Karim Benzema and then Gareth Bale.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to renew Liverpool’s interest in the Roma goalkeeper Alisson over the summer having scouted the Brazilian closely for several months.
Karius gifted Real Madrid the lead when his weak underarm throw was intercepted by striker Benzema, with the ball rebounding into the net. Karius later dropped a long-range strike by Bale into his own net.
arius, 24, posted an apology on Twitter on Sunday, writing: ‘Haven’t really slept until now… the scenes are still running through my head again and again.
‘I’m infinitely sorry to my teammates, 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 didn’t spare him from the ire of some fans and the German was bombarded with hundreds of hate-filled messages on social media, including death threats and Nazi taunts.
The abuse became so bad that Merseyside Police confirmed they had launched an investigation.
A police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm officers are aware of a number of comments and threats made towards football players via social media.
‘The force takes social media posts of this nature extremely seriously and any offences identified will be investigated.
‘Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users that any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated.