Liverpool’s dramatic 3-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid was enough to leave Reds fans all over the World either close to or actually in tears.
However, such was the nature of Saturday nights loss that not only was it supporters who were left clutching for the kleenex, but also a couple of the Anfield outfit’s players.
Star attacker Mohamed Salah’s night was ended prematurely when he suffered a shoulder injury which is threatening his participation in next months World Cup in Russia, which was enough to bring the 25-year-old to tears as he left the pitch in Kiev.
Liverpool’s goalkeeper Lorius Karius was also inconsolable at the end of the game after his two schoolboy errors pretty much cost his side any chance of winning the European Cup for a sixth time in their history.
However, one man who does not seem overly sympathetic towards these devastated stars in former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes:
“I can understand Karius, I suppose, he’s devastated at what’s happened but injuries are part of the game,” he said.
“If you go back years and you saw somebody crying on the pitch, they’d have had a whole load of stick for it.
“Now it’s a different game, players are sensitive and they get upset easily.”
Scholes is of course no stranger to Champions League heartbreak after he missed out on the Red Devils 1999 triumph after he collected a yellow card in the semi-final against Juventus, and when questioned about this his response was pretty scathing:
“No. What’s crying going to do?
“It’s not going to make the booking go away. Obviously I was disappointed but close to tears? No.
“I don’t think I have (cried on a pitch). Maybe when I was 11 or 12 and we lost the cup final or something.”
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