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.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was spotted at Manchester Airport on Sunday night as he heads off on holiday to try and forget his gaffes in the Champions League final
The German was quickly ushered through departures at Manchester Airport at around 7pm
The German’s two errors proved crucial as Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev
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, the ball rebounding into the net.
And he later dropped a long-range strike by Bale into his own net.
The German stopper was heavily criticised by his own supporters after two massive mistakes
Karius was inconsolable at the end and wishes he could ‘turn back time’ to change the game
Collapsed on the Kiev turf, Karius fronted up and accepted he ‘messed up’ and cost the game
Karius, 24, posted a grovelling 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 German goalkeeper made a tearful apology to supporters inside the stadium in Kiev
The Liverpool goalkeeper took to Twitter to apologise to fans for his two howlers that cost them chance of victory
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.’