Liverpool flop marries Italian TV presenter and model on Sicilian island

Diletta Leotta
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has shared pictures of his wedding after tying the knot with Italian television presenter and model, Diletta Leotta.

The wedding took place at the spectacular Aeolian island of Vulcano on Saturday, in front of family and friends. Famous faces were also in attendance including Michelle Hunziker, Elisabetta Canalis, Elodie and Eleonora Berlusconi.

160 guests were welcomed to the ceremony at the stunning Therasia Resort, with Loetta walking down the aisle to John Legend's All of Me, accompanied by her father. The pair also celebrated Karius' 31st birthday.

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Loetta's dress featured a veil embroidered with the phrase 'All I ever wanted,' while the former Reds man wore a white tuxedo and exchanged vows at sunset overlooking the sea. Both also posed with their little daughter Aria.

In 2022, Karius left Liverpool at the end of his contract and joined Newcastle United after six seasons at Anfield. He is coming to the end of his contract at St James' Park at the end of this month.

After leaving the Reds, Karius admitted: "There were ups and downs. It’s part of the game, that’s football, but I’ve developed as a person. The level at which we worked every day and the professionalism that everyone exemplifies was unique.

"I have that I’ve never experienced it before and that’s why we’ve celebrated a lot of successes there. I’ll take this determination with me to my next job. I’m free and I can make my own decisions.

"This is a new situation that I’m looking forward to. A new challenge is coming up, but that’s always a good thing. I’m ready, mentally and physically."

Karius was thrown into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons in 2018 when he played in goal for the Reds against Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev. Los Blancos won the match 3-1 with the German goalkeeper seriously at fault for two of the Madrid goals, effectively ending his Anfield career.