It seems that Klopp is having a hard time trying to move on from the Champions League final defeat last season, as he takes dig on Sergio Ramos.
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has taken a dig at Real Madrid skipper, Sergio Ramos, for his tackle that injured Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final. Klopp claimed that he would rather be considered a bad loser, than win in the fashion that the 32-year-old did.
Mohamed Salah could only last 30 minutes on the field during the Champions League final in May, before he suffered from a shoulder injury, with Adam Lallana coming on while the scoreline was at 0-0.
The Liverpool stalwart was involved in a tangle with Sergio Ramos, with the Spanish national criticized of causing the injury deliberately. Real Madrid then went on to secure their 13th Champions League title, beating Liverpool by a margin of 3-1.
Jurgen Klopp was among those people who criticized the Real Madrid captain, as he accused the centre-back of “wrestling” Salah to the ground. However in response, Ramos was cool as ever, joking that the only thing he was not blamed for was causing Roberto Firmino a cold.
On the other hand, the Liverpool boss is back at it, claiming that he will be satisfied to “leave this planet” if winning at all costs is the message that is being sent to young football fans throughout the world.
“I don’t want to win by any means,” Klopp spoke to Sport1. “Of course, I would have liked to become a Champions League winner, and I would not have returned the title if shown various indiscretions.
“I do not expect that [returning the trophy] from him [Ramos], I only expect that he gives more thought to his assessment of certain situations.
“It may have been a coincidence, but Salah was taken out of the game during an outstanding phase of his footballing life, in the middle of the field.
“Many people will say that these things happen, but if that is the message we are sending to our children, that nothing is out of bounds and it’s all about winning, then I will be glad to leave this planet in 40 years.
“Am I a good loser? No, but during our preparations we had to talk about Ramos because he had influenced the final the previous year with a dive and a red card [for Juan Cuadrado] against Juventus.
“Real Madrid have deserved to win the Champions League, nobody has ever said anything else, but do you have to have those situations with Ramos? No, you don’t.”