Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed he respects Diego Simeone calling him a “result machine” but it’s not an admirer of his style of play. Liverpool will take on Atletico Madrid as two of the most successful managers in Europe face off. Last season, Atletico knocked Liverpool out of the Champions League in the Round of 16. Klopp said that he was disappointed with the lack of proper football played by the La Liga side. The German later apologized saying that the comments made were emotionally driven.

“Diego Simeone is doing absolutely everything right,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “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.”

“That says a lot about the quality of Diego so I couldn’t respect more what they do.” he added. “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 resulting machine they were before,” Klopp continued. “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. They have changed players and system so we face a different animal, but not a weaker one.”

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