Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool win over Atletico Madrid as dirty, no problem between him and Simeone

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The manager of the Liverpool football club, Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he didn’t care if his win over Atletico Madrid was dirty. He stressed that the most important thing for him was the three points his team earned at Wanda Metropolitano.

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to Spain to play against Atletico Madrid in a UEFA Champions League group stage match.

Atletico Madrid were able to overturn Liverpool’s 2-0 lead within the space of 22 minutes during a dramatic first half.

The first half ended 2-2 which meant that the second half was for the team that wanted it the most. Luckily for Liverpool, Antoine Griezmann was shown the red card in the 52nd minute for his challenge on Roberto Firmino.

Even though Atletico Madrid played with a man down, the Spanish side held their visitors until the 76th minute when Atletico’s defender, Mario Hermoso fouled Diogo Jota in the penalty box.

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Hence, Mohammed Jota gave Liverpool the lead from the penalty spot in the 78th minute.

The goal did not stop coach Diego Simeone’s men from pushing for an equalizer. They pushed until in the 82nd minute when Jota made contact with Jose Maria Gimenez in the penalty box.

Fortunately for Atletico Madrid, the referee awarded a penalty but the Video Assistant Referee called for a review of the decision. The referee had to visit the pitchside monitor to overturn the decision.

After the incident, both sides could not do much, hence the intense UEFA Champions League group stage game ended 2-3 in favor of Liverpool.

“It was a tough game, come on!” Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport when the game was referred to as a dirty win during the post-match interview.

“Honestly, how you win it, I couldn’t care less”, the coach added “The dirty ones are the really important ones! On a night like this, getting three points is really massive.

“Our penalty is a penalty. And I think the other one is not a penalty, but I don’t see it very often when they take it back [to the pitchside monitor]. I didn’t expect that, but I think it’s the right decision.”

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Diego Simeone didn’t shake hands with Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool win over Atletico Madrid as dirty, no problem between him and Simeone
File photo of Diego Simeone and Jurgen Klopp.

After the disappointing home defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Atletico Madrid’s coach ran straight into the tunnel without waiting to shake hands with coach Jurgen Klopp. In return, Klopp waved in his direction before he went to celebrate with his players.

During the post-match interview, Klopp stressed that he did not have a problem with Diego Simeone for refusing to shake hands with him after the game.

The German tactician also admitted that he was wrong for waving at Simeone when the Argentine coach was running into the tunnel after the game.

“The situation is clear, I wanted to shake his hand, he didn’t want it,” said Klopp.

“His reaction was for sure not right, mine [waving down the tunnel] was not too cool also, but we are both emotional, so when I see him next time we will shake hands definitely

“He was obviously angry, not with me, but with the game, it’s nothing else.”

The 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid has cemented Liverpool’s lead of Group B. The Premier League side now have 9 points in three games. While the second-placed Atletico Madrid have four points in three games, on equal point with third-placed Porto.

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