There was little to be said after the game to Karius, who apologized for his errors. Never has the use of the past tense been so scrutinised with Ronaldo soon after realising he might have gone too far by saying in another interview: "I shouldn't have said what I said".
Salah left the pitch in tears as he knew he would play no further part in his first Champions League final while also fearing he would miss the World Cup in Russian Federation.
Klopp must decide if his young goalkeeper can be successfully rehabilitated and win back the trust of his team-mates; otherwise he will have no choice but to compromise and reassess the expensive alternatives to Alisson (right). Then, with Liverpool's hopes fading, Bale's long-range effort was fumbled into his own goal by Karius, ending the contest and handing the Spanish side their third consecutive European title.
Bale was named on the bench in Kiev and has found starts hard to come by recently under Zinedine Zidane, and will hold talks with Real president Florentino Perez in the coming weeks. Nobody wants that. The mistakes were obvious.
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As ever, much will depend on whether the player wants the move, and Roma have well-documented financial issues. "Those things happen and we had to deal with it but it was hard". "We will be with him, no doubt about that".
"We can only see all the situations and think, 'wow how has that happened tonight?' Whatever I say tonight, the result will not change".
"We made history, that's what we were looking for, the future of any player is not important, the important thing is that we made history".
"There are no words to describe this". Of course, football rivalries are fierce, and many supporters of fellow English clubs weren't going to jump on the Anfield bandwagon just because they're from the British top flight.