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... pic.twitter.com/w9GixPiQDC— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) May 27, 2018
“I didn't say anything because a lot of people already went to him and sometimes you don't like it when too many people come to you," he said. "
Takes a lot of balls to not only apologise to the fans after last night, but to also rightfully take on all responsibility for the loss. If you’re sending death threats to Karius then don’t call yourself a Liverpool fan. Secondly, I hope he gets the help he needs to bounce back.— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) May 27, 2018
Wijnaldum went onto claim that Mohamed Salah's forced exit through injury also played a significant part in the defeat, adding:
“The manager said at half-time that it looked like we were devastated about Mo but we had to let it go and change [our attitude] because it could not change. We had to deal with it but it was difficult.”
...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.— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) May 27, 2018
However, despite the immediate heartbreak, the Netherlands international is hopeful Liverpool can take positives from their Champions League run this season and provide a challenge both domestically and on the European stage again next term.
“It is always difficult to say what we can do," Wijnaldum stated. It depends on so many different things as to how we do next season. I have confidence. We have learned a lot this season, we learned a lot the season before so hopefully we can achieve great things”.