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Alisson admits Karius’ UCL final howlers ‘saddened’ him

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits predecessor Loris Karius’ nightmare Champions League final performance ‘saddened’ him.

Liverpool face Tottenham in their second successive Champions League final on June 1, having been beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in last season’s showpiece in Kiev.

The final will be remembered for two goalkeeping howlers by Karius, first gifting Karim Benzema the opener by throwing the ball against him before later spilling a Gareth Bale effort from distance.

Karius’ performance prompted Liverpool to spend a then world-record £65m for a goalkeeper to sign Alisson last summer, with the 26-year-old admitting he was ‘saddened’ by the performance of the man he replaced.

“I was saddened,’’ Alisson told ESPN.

”We know the feeling of making a mistake in a competition as big as the Champions League; it’s something that can stick with you for the rest of your career.

“But in life we always have the chance to make it better. I try to stay aware of everything. When I do something well, I don’t let it get to my head. And when I make a mistake, I don’t let it either.”

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