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Despite his respect for Simeone, Klopp is not a fan of Atlético's style.

Klopp turned down Atlético's cautious strategies when Simeone's men won 32 in the Champions League last March 16 after extra time at Anfield Road in March 2020 to advance a total of 42.

The German forgave that annoyance on Monday, saying he was showing his dissatisfaction with being forced to play the game with an entire group just days before the Covid pandemic, before the Covid pandemic left European football for some time paralyzed.

"I was angry at the time, disappointed about a lot in the world," said Klopp. "At that time we had to concentrate on football in a very special situation.

" Diego Simeone is doing everything right. He is the current Spanish hero. He's with Atlético, I don't know how long. but very effective there.

Klopp said he was considering what Atlético had achieved but preferred an alternative style of football.

"I like it? It's still not much of what is normal as I'm leaning towards an alternative football," he said. "Different mentors have different styles of football so it shouldn't please anyone, it just has to be fruitful and that's what Atlético are really looking for.

Liverpool have been unbeaten in 11 games this season thanks largely to the comeback of Virgil van Dijk's hamstring injury Torn back in the middle of the vault This tendon is at the focal point of the knee. With this medical procedure, you can regain typical knee work.

Simeone said the Dutchman's return gave the Reds the "security" they needed last season to attack without reservation.

Van Dijk himself accepts, however, that he actually has the best approach to get back to his best level.

"I don't think there are many cases of players coming back from an anterior cruciate ligament (primary cruciate ligament), a devastating knee injury that is best again after a year, so I'm very busy," he said. Van Dijk.

"I have to be really useful to the group I play for, the fans I play for and the country I play for. The most important thing to get there is to waste time and be safer, what you do.

"the right way and I feel good so there is always room for improvement.

Liverpool are on their way to the knockout stages of the Champions League after winning their first two games before moving to Madrid.

Atlético needed a late change to beat 10 AC Milan in their last European game, but on the flip side they are all set for four two-game approaches in Group B.


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