Pennant rubs salt into Karius’s wound with Twitter dig

Jermaine Pennant will not go down in Liverpool folklore as one of the greats, but he has become somewhat of a talking point following Saturday night’s Champions League final.

Jurgen Klopp’s side had a miserable evening in Kiev as they were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the showpiece.

The first hammer blow came when the contest was goalless and Liverpool’s star man Mohamed Salah was forced off in the 31st minute with a dislocated shoulder.

Six minutes into the second half, Karius made an unforgivable mistake by attempting to roll the ball out but ended up handing it straight to Karim Benzema who simply knocked it into the back of the net.

Sadio Mane managed to equalise at the other end, but it was in vain as substitute Gareth Bale netted a stunning bicycle-kick goal to regain the lead for Los Blancos.

No goalkeeper would have been able to prevent Bale’s hit from reaching the back of the net, but Karius messed up for the Welshman’s second on the night as he fumbled the ball and allowed it to go past him,

The German was in tears after the final whistle and he has since taken to Twitter to apologise to his teammates and fans.

The shot-stopper has not received any sympathy from Pennant, though, as the winger took to Twitter to criticise Karius in a series of tweets.

The 35-year-old, who was on the losing side of the 2006-07 Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan, played for the Reds between 2006 and 2009.

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