Klopp: I Don’t Like Atletico’s Style
Posted: 19 October 2021
European heavyweights Liverpool Football Club and Atletico de Madrid are set to clash at the majestic Wanda Metropolitano Stadium later tonight in the group stages of Europe’s premium competition.
The Reds gaffer, Jurgen Klopp has pointed out that he loves Diego Simeone as a man and as a manager but not his playing style, saying to The Beautiful Game’s European Correspondent Chris Wheatley;
“Diego Simeone is doing absolutely everything right. He is the current Spanish champion. Very successful at [Atletico]. He has a bunch of world-class players, keeps them on their toes, they fight with all they have for their lives.
“Do I like it? Not too much but that is normal because I prefer a different kind of football. That’s me. Other coaches prefer different styles of football. Nobody has to like it, it just has to be successful and that is what Atletico is for sure.”
“They are still the result machine they were before. I am a very positive person, but I am not that positive or naive that I think we have these games already in our pocket,” he concluded.
Klopp’s men travel to the Spanish capital with one of the finest players in the history of Liverpool, Mo Salah, who is in the form of his life, while Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino will cause trouble for their opposition.
Chris Wheatley, Madrid, Spain.