It was a small gesture, but it will have meant the world to Karius in his moment of need, and Liverpool fans on social media heaped praise on their former player for embodying the club's values.
Karius was visibly distraught after the game and followed up his pleas on the pitch with an apology to Liverpool fans.
Back in February, after replacing Simon Mignolet in the starting lineup as the Reds first choice 'keeper, Karius admitted he was playing for his future. The former Germany Under-21 worldwide joined the Reds to play week-in, week-out and will have no desire to sit on the subs' bench for the club's biggest games.More news: Solo Launches to $148 Million Worldwide
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Indeed, he has already received one contract offer, albeit from one of European football's minnows.
Eric Bailly, however, has shown a true touch of class and backed Karius to come back stronger, replying to his post with "Stay strong Loris, you are good golkepper [sic]". I would like to host the German goalkeeper for a few days in Rimini, a welcoming town that has always been frequented by his fellow countrymen and women.
The Brazilian worldwide enjoyed a superb season in Italy as he established himself as one of Serie A's most impressive goalkeepers. "We are happy with him, the market rumours are normal".
"We all feel really, really bad, and the way home will not be the best trip we ever had in our life but we have to accept it now".
Meanwhile, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has asked for time to consider his future at Anfield, says Don Balon. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. He then got the backing of his manager and also said his teammates were supportive in the dressing room.