BITTER Jurgen Klopp has hit out at Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid for not playing “proper football”.
Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League after a 4-2 aggregate defeat at Anfield.
The Reds first forced extra-time through Gigi Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino put them ahead, before poor goalkeeper from goalkeeper Adrian saw Marcos Llorente score twice.
Alvaro Morata put the cherry on top for the Spanish side with a late goal – Adrian again hardly covering himself in glory.
And after the defending champions were dumped out, Klopp was far from impressed with the tactics used by the visitors- and admitted he is a “really, really bad loser.”
He said: “I’m completely happy with the performance. What can I say? It’s so difficult to play against a side like that.
“I don’t understand with this quality they have to be honest why they play this type of football. It’s right, the winner is always.
“When I see players like Koke, Saul, Llorente, they could play proper football and not stand in their own half and play counter-attacking football.
“They beat us, that’s how it is and we accept that of course. Congratulations to them.
“It doesn’t feel right tonight. I realise I’m a really, really bad loser.”
He added: “Especially when the boys put such an effort in a game.
“Not just two players but with two banks of four and two strikers in front of them.
“They didn’t even have counter-attacks.
“They were just brilliant. We have to accept that we concede three goals but the game can decide this.
“We had some lucky moments in the Champions League, we know that to get to two finals. Today, it was pretty much everything against us in the decisive moments.”
When later asked how he plays, Simeone responded: “To win.
“With all our soul.”