Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed that he doesn’t care about the manner in which they beat Atletico Madrid, saying that the dirty wins are the most important. The Merseyside club found themselves 2-0 down after an Antoine Griezmann brace before he was sent off in the second half. The ten men could not handle Liverpool who equalized through a superb strike by Keita and Mohamed Salah before the latter dispatched the winner from the penalty spot.
“It was a tough game, come on!” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said. “Honestly, how you win it, I couldn’t care less! The dirty ones are the really important ones! On a night like this, getting three points is really massive. Our penalty is a penalty. And I think the other one is not a penalty, but I don’t see it very often when they take it back [to the pitchside monitor]. I didn’t expect that, but I think it’s the right decision.”
“The red card is for sure unlucky, but it’s still a red card. Boot in the face and stuff like this, we’ve had red cards like this in the past,” he added. “The situation is clear, I wanted to shake his hand, he didn’t want it. His reaction was for sure not right, mine [waving down the tunnel] was not too cool also, but we are both emotional, so when I see him next time we will shake hands definitely. He was obviously angry, not with me, but with the game, it’s nothing else.”