Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Champions League: Sergio Ramos criticises Jurgen Klopp in final row

Champions League: Sergio Ramos criticises Jurgen Klopp in final row

"I had no intention of holding Mohamed Salah's arm, but he first grabbed my arm", he rold reporters.

Ramos has captained Madrid to the last two Champions League trophies, while his very long CV also contains two further European Cups, as well as the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2008 and 2012 titles.

In response, Ramos said: "I already gave my opinion and I reiterate again, it is not intentional".

He added: "He will be wanting to explain not winning the final, but it's not the first that he has lost".

Klopp was critical of Ramos after Real's Champions League win for a challenge on Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah that injured his shoulder.

"After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash".

It took a couple of months, but Jurgen Klopp has finally snapped at Ramos last month following the defender's tangle with Mo Salah and sly elbow on Loris Karius, the latter inflicting a concussion and coming minutes prior to Karius' bewildering error for Madrid's opening goal. He was like: 'Whatever, what do they want?

Nobody talks about that afterwards.

But on the eve of the Uefa Super Cup derby against Atlético Madrid in Tallinn, Ramos fired back accusing the German coach of being a bad loser.

After a public and distasteful exchange between the pair over the summer, Ramos appears to have dealt the final blow to Klopp with his latest comments.

"He [Salah] kept looking for a chance to show his qualities as a player and he certainly found it at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. In fact, he's one of the coaches I voted for as the Best of the Year, so perhaps he can stay a little calmer".

Whether Klopp yet again chooses to respond remains to be seen.

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