Diego Simeone reveals reason he rejected Jurgen Klopp handshake after Atletico Madrid home loss to Liverpool

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has explained the rationale for snubbing post-game handshake with Jugen Klopp after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool at Wanda Metropoloitano.

Simeone stormed straight down the tunnel after his side lost 3-2 against Liverpool.

An end to end game unfolded as the Reds stole an away win, leaving Simeone fuming throughout.

The Argentinian, known for his theatrics, stormed down the tunnel after the full-time whistle was blown, infuriating Klopp who was waiting with an outstretched hand.

Klopp shook his finger in the direction of the tunnel before going to shake the hand of an Atletico player.

There were suggestions Simeone may have felt aggrieved after seeing his side given a penalty before the referee overturned the decision after consulting the VAR monitor.

Simeone, however, explained the incident as a mere miscommunication, as he generally doesn’t do handshakes after matches.

“I never shake hands after a match, because I don’t like it,” he said. “It isn’t healthy for either the one who wins or the the one who loses. That’s the way I see it.

“But now when I see him I will shake his hand without problem.”