Klopp Downplays Any Long-Lasting Tension With Simeon After Handshake Snub

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After a 3-2 setback to Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano two weeks ago, Simeone drew the ire of Klopp by rushing down the tunnel. The Argentine was enraged by a late decision to deny his ten-man side a penalty, guaranteeing Klopp’s team was able to get a narrow victory over the line.

At the final whistle, the Reds boss could only watch as his opposite number dashed down the tunnel without acknowledgment. Simeone has addressed the awkward topic and admitted that he finds all manner of post-match exchanges simply ‘false.’

Klopp was initially annoyed but later played down any long-term tension, and now, ahead of the sides meeting again for the Anfield leg of the group stage fixture. The German said: ‘I respect him a lot. We don’t know each other but I respect what he is doing at Atletico, absolutely exceptional against strong sides year after year. Really impressive.

‘Handshake snub? If I knew he doesn’t do it, I wouldn’t try it. We were both emotional but now I know he doesn’t like to do it, so no problem.

source : daily mail

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