Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has aimed a brutal dig at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp over his lack of major success in finals.
The Reds were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final at the end of last season – a game famous for a moment or two of controversy involving Ramos.
The Spain international notably collided with Liverpool’s star player Mohamed Salah early on, resulting in him going off injured in the first half and totally changing the shape of the game in Kiev.
Ramos was also seen to have been involved in a collision with LFC goalkeeper Loris Karius that night, before he made two dreadful mistakes to gift goals to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
One can understand Liverpool feeling very bitter about how that game panned out, but Ramos is clearly sick of hearing about it as he gave this blunt response to questions over Klopp’s analysis of his behaviour in that match…
Ramos on Klopp not letting the Salah injury stuff lie “It’s not the first final he's lost, [maybe] he wants to use that as an excuse for losing. Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, not sure he can say the same."
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) August 14, 2018
‘It’s not the first final he’s lost, [maybe] he wants to use that as an excuse for losing. Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, not sure he can say the same,’ Ramos is quoted by journalist Dermot Corrigan on Twitter.
This has had people on Twitter absolutely loving the defender for his brutal put-down of the German tactician, with Manchester United fans in particular now keen to see their club sign him…
Please let us sign Ramos ? https://t.co/uilQRUjUk1
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) August 14, 2018
Ouch! Take that Klopp. I love @SergioRamos putdown of St Klopp, who can do no wrong in the press eyes' the love in for him is sickening. Ramos will be enemy number 1 in the press eyes now…
— Faizal Perager (@man18united) August 14, 2018
Ramos my guy. Would've fit in very well at United if he came https://t.co/4LaDAnFMCT
— LabileNation?? (@PogesqueSZN) August 14, 2018
Sergio Ramos on Jürgen Klopp still going on about the Mo Salah injury in the final:
“It’s not the first final he's lost, [maybe] he wants to use that as an excuse for losing. Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, I’m not sure he can say the same." pic.twitter.com/0QPSKsfKGG
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) August 14, 2018
I love how snide Ramos is both on and off the pitch. We need a player or two like that, Herrera is the closest we have. https://t.co/Qxrsnf8FgC
— Sibs ? (@SibsMUFC) August 14, 2018
Ramos has destroyed Klopp there
— Jaimin (@Jaimin_MUFC) August 14, 2018