Sergio Ramos has taken a swipe at Jurgen Klopp following the Liverpool boss’ criticism over his challenge on Mo Salah in last season’s Champions League final.
Salah was forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by the Spanish side in May.
And Klopp later branded Ramos “ruthless and brutal” and claimed his challenge on the Egyptian was more at home in the wrestling ring.
But Ramos, speaking ahead of Real’s European Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid, said: “It’s not the first final he’s lost, [maybe] he wants to use that as an excuse for losing.
“Some of us have been operating at a very high level for many years, not sure he can say the same.”