You’d think Jurgen Klopp would be a very happy man, then.
Well, not quite.
We’re sure he was delighted with Liverpool’s 3-2 victory at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night but he had a funny way of showing it in his post-match interview.
After the final whistle, Klopp was miffed at Atleti boss Diego Simeone immediately running down the tunnel without shaking his hand. The Liverpool manager responded with a sarcastic thumbs up.
Simeone doesn’t shake Klopp’s hand after Atletico Madrid 2-3 Liverpool
After the game, one reporter suggested that Klopp was ‘angry’ at Simeone’s snub. He’ll be wishing he didn’t.
That’s because it set Klopp off on a rant about not being angry…
“C’mon, I’m not such an idiot,” Klopp replied.
“You come in with a little bit of a question here. I was not angry at all. Have a look. If you want to make a story of it, that I can imagine.
“I want to shake his hand, he doesn’t want to. In that moment, I can understand it. He goes running inside. He’s emotional, I’m emotional and you are not a nice person because you want to make a story of that. You said I was angry. When was I angry? Now I’m angry because of your question.”
Klopp then walks off before giving a sarcastic ‘HA!’
Jurgen Klopp hits out at reporter in post-match interview
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Deep down, Klopp was very satisfied with Liverpool’s ‘dirty’ victory against the La Liga champions.
“It was a tough game, honestly how you win it I could not care less – the dirty ones are the most important ones.
“When we are flying we win the games anyway, but on a night like this – getting the three points is really massive.”
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Liverpool are in control of Group B with three wins from their three matches.
They’re five points clear of both Atletico Madrid and Porto, while AC Milan are still yet to pick up a point.
Victory against Atleti at Anfield in two weeks time will confirm qualification to the last-16 of the competition – and Klopp will take another ‘dirty’ three points.
Just don’t ask him if he’s angry…