Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has reignited his war of words with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the fallout from the Champions League final rumbles on.
Almost three months have now passed since the Reds suffered a heartbreaking 3-1 defeat to the Spaniards in Kiev.
Ramos was at the centre of controversy when he tangled with Mohamed Salah during the first half, a challenge that ended with the Liverpool man leaving the field in tears with a shoulder injury that subsequently hampered his World Cup with Egypt.
After the game, Klopp said the tackle was more akin to a wrestling move and last month called it "ruthless and brutal".
He revisited the theme again last week while mentioning the elbow from Ramos that is believed to have caused a concussion for Loris Karius ahead of the Liverpool goalkeeper gifting Real two goals during a tortuous second half.
Ramos, though, remains unrepentant and has taunted Klopp over his losing record in cup finals. “It's not the first final he's lost, (maybe) he wants to use that as an excuse for losing,” he said.
“Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, not sure he can say the same.
Klopp’s words? There have been many repercussions after what happened to Salah in the Champions League final. Let Klopp worry about his own players.
To keep him quiet, he's one of the coaches I voted for as the Best of the Year.”
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