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Klopp blasts ‘ruthless’ Ramos for tackle on Salah
- Updated: July 28, 2018
Months have passed but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has not gotten over Sergio Ramos’ supposed intentional foul against Liverpool attacker Mohammed Salah in the final of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League between Madrid and Liverpool, which effectively ended Egyptian’s night during the game after suffering a shoulder injury.
Jurgen Klopp has now made his opinion on the incident known by insisting that every fan of the round leather game with the exception of Madridistas are of the view that the foul by Ramos was ruthless and brutal.
The final game was one where pundits expected the Liverpool side with a red-hot attack led by Mohammed Salah to carve a niche for themselves in Europe. However, this was not the case as a tussle between Salah and Madrid captain Sergio Ramos saw the Egyptian land awkwardly and suffer a shoulder injury which saw him take an early shower, leaving Liverpool toothless in the absence of their menacing forward, who had scored 44 goals in all competitions.
Liverpool subsequently lost the game by 3 goals to 1, thanks to Zinedine Zidane substitute masterstroke which saw Bale come in and score 2 of the 3 goals for Madrid alongside some howlers by Liverpool’s German goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The topic was raised in the course of a press conference in which Klopp responded:
“We are opening that bottle again?”
“I saw the ref taking charge of big games at the World Cup and nobody really thinks about that later. But in a situation like that somebody needs to judge it better.
“If VAR is coming then it is a situation where you have to look again. Not to give a red card but to look again and say: ‘What is that?’ It was ruthless.”
“I’m not sure it is an experience we will have again â go there and put an elbow to the goalkeeper, put their goalscorer down like a wrestler in midfield and then you win the game. That was the story of the game,”