Watch: Simeone refuses to shake Klopp’s hand as Liverpool beat Atleti
Diego Simeone ran down the tunnel without shaking the hand of Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool‘s 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid in a fiery Champions League tie.
The visitors threw away a two-goal lead in the first half, but rallied following a red card for Antoine Griezmann and snatched the three points courtesy of a Mohamed Salah penalty late in the game.
Simeone was fuming after VAR overturned a penalty awarded to Atleti and didn’t stick around after the game to shake Klopp’s hand.
The Liverpool manager was left baffled by his counterpart’s actions and gave him a sarcastic wave as he jogged away.
“We don’t like that, but yes, the situation is clear,” Klopp told BT Sport after the game. “I want to shake his hand. His reaction for sure, like mine, was not so cool.
“The next time we see each other we will definitely shake hands. It’s nothing. He was obviously angry, not with me but with the game. There is nothing else.”
Simeone replied: “I always believed the same thing, when one wins and the other loses, they greet each other with forceps [snipes] and that’s why I don’t do it.
“I go quickly out of respect for the situation, when it’s my turn to win or when it’s my turn to lose. In Liverpool, we did say hello because I ran into him in the middle of the pitch.”
No handshake between Simeone and Klopp as the Reds edge Atletico in a five-goal thriller! 😮💨
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— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 19, 2021