'I don't like': Simeone names one thing he'll not do with Klopp after Liverpool v Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has ruled out shaking Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s hand after the Champions League clash at Anfield tomorrow night.
The Argentine made the headlines last time the two sides met after he walked away without the customary post-game handshake. A lot was said about his behaviour, but Simeone has never been one to care about public opinion.
Liverpool beat the Spanish giants 3-2 and Simeone was clearly not happy about the result. That is why we thought he didn’t shake hands, but the Atleti boss has now revealed that he’s not a fan of it even if he wins.
He believes that handshakes after games include some amount of falseness as the two managers don’t often share the same emotion.
Simeone: There will be no handshake with Klopp after the game
The Argentine said ahead of the game at Anfield, as per The Athletic: “I don’t like the greeting after the match because they are the emotions of two sides in different emotional minds.
“I know in the UK it is a custom but I don’t share it and I don’t like the falseness it may include.
“I don’t know Klopp as a person very well but I know he is a great coach who has done great work at every club he has been at.”
A post-game handshake between the two managers is always nice to see. It has always been the case in England, but Simeone, as we saw last time and as his comments tell us now, is not a fan of it at all.
Peter Crouch said that the Argentine has let himself down, while Joleon Lescott labelled his decision to not shake hands as ‘a bit cowardly’. (BT Sport after Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool, 19th October)
However, it’s really down to the managers and their own choices. We’re sure the two bosses will shake hands before kickoff and even if that doesn’t repeat at full-time, it won’t bring down the respect the two have for each other.
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