'Not so cool': £192,000-a-week Liverpool man says what he regrets about Atletico game
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested that he regrets what happened with Diego Simeone at the end of a 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid.
The Reds boss was unable to shake hands with his counterpart after he ran down the tunnel at the end of the game.
Although it was Simeone who dodged Klopp, the Liverpool boss has suggested he regrets kicking up a fuss with the fourth official.
The incident does little to damage a great night for the six-time winners of the Champions League.
Liverpool are now on the brink of qualification to the knockout stages after three wins from three in the competition.
Klopp was pleased with his team but did suggest some regrets when he spoke to the media afterwards.
In quotes transcribed by the Independent: “I wanted to shake his hand – we are both emotional. He was angry with the game – nothing else. When we see each other again we will 100% shake hands. He was the one running off.
“I don’t think he did anything wrong. I am more unhappy with my own reaction – we were both emotional.
“His reaction, like mine, was not so cool. He was obviously angry – not with me – but with the game.”
Klopp has Liverpool firing again
The £192,000-a-week Reds boss shouldn’t worry about Simeone as he has his own team to focus on. Right now, his team are going great guns and this season could be a memorable one.
The fiery Atletico boss doesn’t take much winding up and his episode of running off last night typified his angry persona.
Klopp should take serious satisfaction in his team winding up Simeone in his own backyard and look forward to the return game at Anfield.
Both managers are passionate and Liverpool will hope to follow Atletico this season by getting their hands on the league title.
On current form, it’d take a brave person to back against a rampant Liverpool winning a major title this season.
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