Sergio Ramos has aimed a wry dig at Jurgen Klopp over his continued insinuation that the Real Madrid captain’s manhandling of Mohamed Salah was the sole decisive factor in Liverpool losing the Champions League final last season.
In the days after the final, Klopp grumbled about Ramos’s “ruthless and brutal” conduct and, just last week mentioned in passing the Real defender’s devious play-acting that got Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado sent off in the 2017 Champions League final too.
The latest comments were put to Ramos at a press conference ahead of the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday night and to suggest that he was withering in his reponse is to do him an enormous disservice.
Listen, I’m not going to highlight this again. I’ve given my view before of what happened, it was not intentional. He [Salah] pulled my arm first.
It’s not the first final Klopp has lost, [maybe] he wants to use that as an excuse for losing. Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, not sure he can say the same.
Ouch. Klopp has tasted defeat in six of the seven finals he’s contested as a manager.
LOL. Marcelo’s face after hearing what Ramos had to say to Klopp. pic.twitter.com/OadkCeS0PY
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) 14 August 2018
Ramos, on the other hand, has won all four Champions League finals in which he’s played, two European Championship finals, a World Cup, two out of three Copa del Reys and, provided they beat Atletico Madrid in Monaco, four from four UEFA Super Cups.
Klopp might be best off letting this one go…