‘It’s Not The First Final He’s Lost’ – Sergio Ramos Chides Jurgen Klopp For Continued Excuses Over Liverpool’s Champions League Final Defeat

Chris Wright

15th, August 2018


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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.

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…

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  1. Liquid says:

    As far as I’m concerned, the first thing he can do for me is to chuck all his medals and all his caps and all his pots and all his pans into the biggest f***ing dustbin he can find, because he’s never won any of them fairly. He’s done it all by bloody cheating.

  2. Bruno says:

    Good one, Ramos. The Salah thing was just a normal foul – and it was given. Got hurt? Unlucky. Get over it. Liverpool would have lost it anyway.

    Klopp also said he would quit football the day he spend 90m on a player (refering to Pogba). Well, he just paid almost that for a goalkeeper so maybe he’ll have to quit football soon.

  3. Dave says:

    Move on Klopp. Getting boring now, you lost, deal with it. It’s always someone elses fault with this lot.

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