Jurgen Klopp declared he will "definitely" shake hands with Diego Simeone next time they meet despite the Atletico Madrid manager ignoring the post-match pleasantries on Tuesday night.
Simeone dashed down the tunnel as the full-time whistle blew on his side's 3-2 defeat by Liverpool in the Champions League.
The match was an emotionally-charged affair which featured a red card for Atletico ace Antoine Griezmann, a decisive penalty for Liverpool and an overturned spot kick for the hosts.
Klopp and Simeone were animated figures on the touchline throughout the encounter and the Reds boss claims his counterpart was "not right" to snub his handshake.
However, the German admits he was also "not too cool" in the situation and he has moved to smooth things over with his Argentine opposite number.
"The situation is clear I wanted to shake his hand, he didn't want it," Klopp told BT Sport of the incident after the match. "He was reaction was for sure not right, mine was not too cool either but we are both emotional.
"When I see him next time we will shake hands, definitely. He was obviously angry, not with me, but the game, the world and stuff like this."
Simeone will have the chance to make amends with Klopp when the two European heavyweights meet once again in Group B in early November.
Atletico and Liverpool have shared some memorable Champions League fixtures in the last few years, with the Spanish club emerging victorious from two last-16 legs in the 2019/20 season.
The latest chapter in their rivalry lived up to recent history, with Liverpool surging to an early lead through Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita before Antoine Griezmann struck twice to draw the hosts level.
Griezmann's night then took a drastic turn for the worse as he was shown a straight red card for a high boot on Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool eventually made the man advantage count as substitute Diogo Jota won a penalty for Salah to convert.
Atletico were then awarded a spot kick of their own, but the referee chose to overturn his original decision upon reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor.
"When these teams face each other some drama is guaranteed. Two proper fighting units," added Klopp.
"A dirty three points are often the most important and that was a dirty three points."
Liverpool's victory in the Spanish capital extends their commanding lead to five points at the halfway stage of their Group B campaign.
The Reds are aiming to be crowned European champions for the seventh time, while Atletico are searching for their first continental crown having finished as runners-up on three occasions, including in 2014 and 2016.Read More Read More