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'It's not the first final he's lost!' - Ramos bites back at Klopp

17:59 BST 14/08/2018
Sergio Ramos Mohamed Salah Real Madrid Liverpool UCL
The Real Madrid star gave a typically blunt answer when questioned on the criticism he has received from his Champions League final adversary

Sergio Ramos has hit back at Jurgen Klopp as the feud between the Real Madrid star and Liverpool boss continues to smoulder after the Champions League final. 

Ramos became public enemy No. 1 on Merseyside when he dislocated Mohamed Salah's shoulder early in the decider. 

It later emerged that the hard-hitting defender also left goalkeeper Loris Karius during a clash between the pair. 

The game eventually finished 3-1 in Madrid's favour, sealing an unprecedented third straight Champions League victory while leaving many Reds fans feeling short-changed after the final.

Klopp has spoken out publicly against Ramos, calling the Spain international a "wrestler" during one press conference when he was asked about the subject. 

Last week he also claimed he would rather be a "bad loser" than win in Ramos' fashion

When Ramos was quizzed on Klopp's words on Tuesday, however, he pointed out that Klopp had tasted final defeat before without his help. 

"I will not stress this issue. Everyone has a point of view that should be respected. I had no intention of holding Mohamed Salah's arm, but he first grabbed my arm," he rold reporters. 

"If Jurgen Klopp wants to make it a reason to lose, this is not the first final he has lost, but in the end he is a great coach and I voted for him for the Coach of the Year award."

Ramos was speaking prior to Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup final in Tallinn, Estonia, where the Champions League holders will meet Europa League champions Atletico Madrid.