It’s been well over a week since the Champions League final and Liverpool fans are only just coming to terms with what happened in Kiev.
From Loris Karius’ double blunder to Mohamed Salah getting injured and being replaced in the 30th minute, nothing went right for the Reds.
It was Sergio Ramos’ challenge on Salah that Liverpool fans feel most aggrieved by – and you can hardly blame them.
Ramos brought Salah down to ground using a naughty arm-grappling move that he also performed on Dani Alves the year before.
But whereas Alves went unscathed, Salah badly injured his shoulder and was simply unable to continue. It was even suspected he had dislocated it.
Luckily that didn’t prove to be the case and now Salah faces a race against time to recover in time for the World Cup later this month.
Ramos showed his class by tweeting the Egyptian after the Champions League final and wishing him a speedy recovery, but his latest comments have caused a stir.
RAMOS: SALAH GRABBED ME FIRST
Incredibly, the Spaniard has tried to pin the blame on Salah by saying he actually grabbed his arm and that he could have played on.
“Bloody hell, they’ve given this a lot of attention, the Salah thing,” said Ramos on Tuesday when asked about the incident. “I didn’t want to speak because everything is magnified.
“I see the play well, he grabs my arm first and I fell to the other side, the injury happened to the other arm and they said that I gave him a judo hold.
“I spoke with Salah through messages, he was quite good.
“He could have played if he got an injection for the second half, I have done it sometimes but when Sergio Ramos does something like this, it sticks a little bit more.
“I don’t know if it’s because you’re at Real Madrid for so long and win for so long that people look at it a different way.”
What is Ramos on about? Gary Lineker’s response to the Real Madrid captain’s comments just about sum it up (see below).
Ramos is a great player and any team in the World would want him, but he’s also a prize twerp. https://t.co/zyf2i9NL09
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 5, 2018
“Ramos is a great player and any team in the world would want him, but he’s also a prize twerp,” wrote the Match of the Day host.
Can’t argue with that. Ramos claiming it was Salah’s fault and that he could have played on with injections is pretty outrageous given the footage.
He may be the world’s best centre-back, but there’s surely no denying the 32-year-old was to blame for the challenge that led to Salah’s injury.