Champions League

Mignolet backing Karius to bounce back

2018-05-28 13:58
Loris Karius (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Simon Mignolet is confident Loris Karius will overcome the disastrous performance that cost Liverpool the Uefa Champions League title on Saturday.

Karius made two blunders that helped Real Madrid clinch a 3-1 over the Reds in Saturday’s final in Kiev and win the Champions League trophy for the third year in a row.

The German ousted Mignolet as Liverpool’s first choice goalkeeper this season, but Mignolet said he understands the pain that his competitor is going through.

Mignolet told Sky Sports: “I know how it is. You need a bit of time. The good thing about this final is that he will have the summer to take it and go forward.

"If he wants to talk then of course I will be there. Every goalkeeper can relate to him.

"I've been in this situation before myself and those kind of things you deal with yourself.

"The only thing I told him is that there is a reason we got to this final, and why we played in this final, so think about that.

"But of course it is very difficult to say anything to him and to let him grasp it. He's only young. I'm sure he will bounce back. I think we have all the tools at Liverpool as well to help him with that."

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