Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp swears, on the eve of a long-awaited reunion with Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals, the past is a thing of the past. Even if he has not forgotten his anger after the gesture of Sergio Ramos on Mohamed Salah.
Three years after the final Real Madrid-Liverpool (3-1), that of the treble for the Spaniards, Zinedine Zidane and Jürgen Klopp meet on Tuesday in Madrid in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League for an act II that smells of powder. A game fact had made a lot of talk at the time. Sergio Ramos had deliberately hooked the Egyptian Mohamed Salah with a real Ippon, causing his exit through injury. And the anger of Jürgen Klopp.
Klopp: “I wouldn’t have invited Ramos to my birthday”
“I said it at the time: I would not have invited (Sergio) Ramos to my 60th birthday, but today I would think twice, he explained in a press conference. I can’t do anything about this anger, I’ve already said I didn’t like what happened that night. ” Water has flowed under the bridges, there is no longer any question of revenge now: “It’s not revenge, it’s just life. We will try to win, but sometimes you have this feeling. skin flower. “
Three years have passed since Klopp last shook hands with Zidane at the end of a match. In the meantime, the German technician has reaped the rewards and made Liverpool go from a simple outsider to a European juggernaut. Since this disillusionment of May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Klopp won the Champions League, the European Supercup and in 2020 an England championship that had eluded the Reds for three decades.