Simeone sped instantly down the tunnel on the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday night time after witnessing his crew pop out at the mistaken facet of a five-goal mystery in Crew B.
“The placement is apparent, I sought after to shake his hand and he didn’t wish to. His response was once needless to say no longer proper and mine was once no longer too just right as smartly,” he mentioned.
In a next interview with Spanish broadcasters, the Liverpool boss took exception to ideas that he have been in any respect angered.
“Why was once I indignant?” he puzzled.
“Come on, I’m no longer such an fool that you simply include the little bit query right here, I used to be no longer indignant in any respect.
“Take a look. You wish to have to make a tale out of that I will be able to consider. I wish to shake his hand, he doesn’t need it.
“In that second I will be able to keep in mind that he was once working within. He’s emotional, I’m emotional and also you aren’t a pleasant particular person as a result of you wish to have to make a tale of that.
“You mentioned I’m indignant. When was once I indignant? I’m now indignant as a result of your query.”
A visibly pissed off Klopp then walked clear of the interview.
Explaining his determination to head instantly down the tunnel, the ultra-competitive and passionate Simeone mentioned he does no longer all the time like to have interaction in post-match pleasantries with the opposition bench.
“I don’t all the time greet (the opposite supervisor) after the sport as a result of I don’t adore it,” he instructed newshounds.
“It’s no longer wholesome for both the winner or the loser. I recall to mind it that means. However now, after I see him, I’ll greet him with out a drawback.”
Liverpool led 2-0 early on their go back to the scene in their 2019 Champions League ultimate triumph in opposition to Tottenham due to objectives from the in-form Mo Salah and Naby Keita.
Then again, Antoine Griezmann hit again for Atletico with a first-half double sooner than being brushed aside after the period, with Salah in the end netting the winner from the penalty spot after Mario Hermoso’s foul on Diogo Jota.
Jota then earned a past due reprieve after a penalty award for his problem on Jose Gimenez was once overturned.