Jurgen Klopp’s men ended Atletico’s four-year unbeaten run at home in Europe in a dramatic affair.
Goals, penalties, a red card, VAR, and all finished off with a moment of ungracious sportsmanship from Diego Simeone.
Full-time was met with a chorus of Madrid jeers following a contentious refereeing decision that denied Atleti a late penalty, which would have brought them the opportunity of restoring parity in the game.
Instead of a Thomas Frank-esque nod of appreciation with our boss in respect of a great game of football, the petulant Argentine charged down the tunnel without shaking hands with his opposition manager.
The Normal One shared a more than normal reaction of a sarcastic thumbs-up in response to the disappointing moment, though the nine points that the Reds travel home with will undoubtedly ease the German’s concerns.
You can watch the snub here via BT Sport:
No handshake between Simeone and Klopp as the Reds edge Atletico in a five-goal thriller! 😮💨
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