Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has spoken out on why he seemed to snub the chance to shake hands with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after their meeting in the Champions League last night.
It was a thrilling contest in Spain, with the Reds coming out on top with a hard-fought 3-2 victory thanks to yet more magic on the night from the in-form Mohamed Salah.
It seemed there may have been a bit of bad blood between the managers at the end, however, with Klopp seemingly not too impressed that Simeone appeared to refuse to shake his hand afterwards.
Simeone played this all down, however, as he was quoted by AS as saying: “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.”
Liverpool currently top group B with 9 points from 3 games, while Atletico Madrid remain second in the group.