Dejected Liverpool touch down on home soil after Real mauling in Champions League final

Liverpool players get off the plane at John Lennon Airport. Courtesy photo.


KIEV, LONDON: Liverpool’s players have touched back down in England after their Champions League heartbreak.

The Reds were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev to deny them a sixth European crown.

Gareth Bale scored twice for Real but the clash will be remembered for two howlers by goalkeeper Loris Karius and a shoulder injury to talisman Mohamed Salah.

Jurgen Klopp and his squad flew straight back to Liverpool after the clash and touched down on Sunday morning.

Salah was among those to land at John Lennon Airport as he now faces a battle to be fit for the World Cup.

On the Egyptian’s injury, Klopp said: “I think it’s either the collar bone or the shoulder itself.

“So it doesn’t look good. Of course it was a big moment in the game. I know if you say something like that after the game it sounds like you’re a bad loser but I thought it was a hash challenge.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (R) on the team bus. Courtesy photo.

“It was like wrestling. He fell on his shoulder and it’s a really serious injury. The shock of the boys was obvious and we dropped a little bit.”

Klopp added: “The difference is that you need to have a little bit of luck in a final, but we had bad luck. In life you have to accept that, and we’ll carry on.

“We can only see all the situations and think, ‘wow how has that happened tonight?’ Whatever I say tonight, the result will not change.”


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