Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will NOT retaliate against Real Madrid after their infamous Champions League loss in 2018 … in a duel memorable for Sergio Ramos who injured Mohammed Salah when the Reds fell short in Kiev.
- Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool is not focusing on revenge against Real Madrid
- Reds face LaLiga champions for the first time since the 2018 Champions League final
- Sergio Ramos injured star man Mohammed Salah when they fell to a 3-1 defeat
- The Reds boss insists his party is not out for revenge in the quarterfinals
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool is not seeking revenge for facing Real Madrid for the first time since the infamous 2018 Champions League final.
Liverpool were beaten 3-1 in Kiev after losing Mohamed Salah to a damaged shoulder after a collision with Sergio Ramos. while goalkeeper Loris Karius had suffered a concussion after the Real’s captain pushed him in the head; Klopp was furious with Ramos’s actions.
Ramos will not be fit for either leg of this quarter-final, but regardless, Klopp has made it clear that previous meetings will not feature in his team call and has challenged his players to take their better form in a different gear.
Jurgen Klopp maintains that Liverpool is not looking for revenge against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals
Liverpool were left angry after Sergio Ramos injured Mohamed Salah early in the final
Klopp said: ‘My motivation is at the highest level because it is the Champions League, we play against Real Madrid and we want to go to the next round.
‘It has nothing to do with 2018. You’re asking for revenge for 2018 or revenge for our not-so-good Premier League season?
‘We’re not here on revenge. Life is like that. You try everything to win a game. You lose it. One day you will run into the opponent again.
Sometimes it’s close enough, like a week or two later. Then you can have these kinds of emotions in you. We are in the flow and we need to keep in touch. ‘
The Reds were left dejected when they fell short in the Champions League final three years ago