‘I broke my nose 5 times’ – Jurgen Klopp’s funny reaction to Atalanta player going down

Liverpool have made the perfect start to their Champions League campaign in 2020/21.

Having opened their European season with wins over Ajax and Midtjylland, the reigning Premier League champions produced their most emphatic result on the continent during match-day three.

That’s because the Reds romped their way to a stunning 5-0 victory away to last season’s quarter-finalists Atalanta.

Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool

However, you wouldn’t have known the plucky Italians had impressed so much in Europe last season because, despite a few opportunities at goal, they were largely played off the park.

Summer signing Diogo Jota was the star of the show with a stunning hat-trick in Bergamo, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane also chipped in with goals on a perfect night for the visitors.

All in all, Jurgen Klopp will be feeling chuffed with the result, no less because they’ve now gone three consecutive Champions League games with a clean sheet despite their domestic leakiness.

Johan Mojica goes to ground

But aside from marshalling Liverpool’s defensive organisation, it has become clear that Klopp was also keeping a close eye on the behaviour of some of the Atalanta players.

We say that because some amusing comments by Klopp were picked up by microphones when Johan Mojica went down from an apparent elbow by Georginio Wijnaldum.

To be fair to the Colombian, there did look to be a fair amount of contact from his Liverpool rival, but it hardly looked deliberate and the theatrical way he went to ground bordered on embarrassing.


Jurgen Klopp’s funny reaction

So, what did Klopp make of it? Take a wild stab in the dark because the German could be heard presumably talking to the fourth official about why Wijnaldum shouldn’t be punished.

Numerous Liverpool fans on social media picked up Klopp saying something along the lines of: “Are you serious!? I broke my nose five times, it was not one time a foul.”

In other words, Klopp thought Mojica should get a grip and you can hear him making that exact point by watching and listening to the footage down below: