UCL Draw: Klopps believes Diego Simeone will not like Liverpool vs Atletico pairing
UCL Draw: Klopps believes Diego Simeone will not like Liverpool vs Atletico pairing
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UCL Draw: Klopps believes Diego Simeone will not like Liverpool vs Atletico pairing

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone may not be happy with the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 pairings between both sides.

In the draw held on Monday, Liverpool were paired against Atletico in the Round of 16 with the first leg in Madrid and the second meeting at Anfield.

"It’s an interesting draw. Before the draw, I actually thought it would be Madrid – either one of the two clubs – and that’s the way it is,’ Klopp said from Qatar, where Liverpool are taking part in the Club World Cup.

"Madrid is the place where we only have fantastic memories, all of us, so that’s great, but this time we play Atletico there and it’s their home ground.

"It’s a tough one, but if you go through all of the draws, there are pretty much four or five potential finals already in the last 16.

"So, really, really good; a good draw. A difficult game like it should be, but how we most of the time think and say, I don’t think Mr Simeone is running through his living room and is happy that he got Liverpool.

"It will be a tough game. Two teams who are used to playing intense football, different styles and slightly different organisation of course, but both are ready for intensity and that makes it pretty tough for both."

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