Merseyside Police have announced that they will investigate messages of hatred and harmful threats aimed at Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius following his two errors against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Abusive tweets flooded in after the final whistle blew in Kiev, including messages telling the German keeper and his family to "die".
"Merseyside Police can confirm officers are aware of a number of comments/threats made towards football players via social media," an official statement read.
"The force takes social media posts of this nature extremely seriously and any offences identified will be investigated.
"Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users than any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated."
Karius himself admitted that he responsibility for losing the game.