June 19, 2018

Bale, Karius send Twitter into overdrive in action-packed Champions League final

30 May 2018, 01:19 | Kristopher Drake

GETTY Gareth Bale is in contention to start tomorrow's Champions League final

Gareth Bale

Head coach Joachim Loew, team manager Oliver Bierhoff and Koepke, all now in northern Italy for a World Cup training camp, sent Karius a text message following Saturday's final in Kiev.

Real thought they had taken the lead just before half-time when Benzema, preferred to Bale, turned in from close range after Ronaldo's header was parried by Karius - but an offside flag cut short the celebrations.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp looked on the bright side of the team's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev, and cheerily broke into song with club employees on arrival back home at John Lennon airport.

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius might be looking to keep a low profile in a more forgiving environment for a while following his Champions League final nightmare, and now that opportunity has presented itself.

I said it a few times, I'm turning 51 next month or so, I lost games in my life before, I won games in my life before - I know how to deal with that.

Storm Alberto: When will subtropical storm make landfall? Thousands forced to evacuate
Alberto has been a subtropical storm since its formation because it lacked the warm core that forms the core of tropical storms. Precipitation will likely remain under a quarter of an inch, possibly higher if thunderstorms roll through the area.

However there is little denying that, if Alisson were to be made available, Liverpool have a big opportunity to box off the goalkeeping position for the long term. We don't have to talk about them.

The only problem is that they will need to wait until after the World Cup, with Roma happy to hold out with a view to seeing their prized asset's value increase after a successful tournament in Russian Federation with Brazil.

Crucially it is claimed that Liverpool "have yet to make an official approach for Alisson but have contacted Roma in regards to his availability". "To win three times in a row".

Liverpool hopes of winning the final was somehow ruined after their talisman Mohamed Salah was taken off early following a shoulder injury.

Gareth Bale's extraordinary bicycle kick provided a truly unforgettable moment in a Champions League final not short on staggering storylines.

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