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Bad blood continues as sour Villarreal coach slams Klopp after Liverpool defeat

The animosity that was evident between Villarreal coach Marcelino and his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp emerged again in the aftermath of Thursday’s semi-final.

The two managers clashed on the touchline during the first leg of the Europa Cup tie in Spain last week, and hostilities were renewed at Anfield—albeit with less of a touchline flare-up.

Speaking to the media after the match—in quotes as relayed by AS—the Yellow Submarine manager has slammed Klopp’s behaviour in light of his side’s loss.

“Klopp is a great coach,” he began, “but he is also what I would call ‘callous’.

“I wouldn’t like to be like him, at least not in victory,” he continued, “but each to their own.”

While Villarreal held a 1-0 advantage from the first leg following Adrian Lopez’s late winner, they were unable to see the tie out and advance to the final after the Reds ran rampant at Anfield.

Bruno’s seventh-minute own goal levelled the contest, before second-half strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana ensured that the Reds advance to the final in Basel later this month.

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Having seen off Marcelino, Klopp’s Merseysiders now march on to face four-time Europa League winners Sevilla, who ousted Shakhtar Donetsk to secure their spot in the final.

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