The Real Madrid coach has had windows smashed by fans on the approach to Anfield, as they head for their Champions League quarter-final second leg with Liverpool.
Videos on social media appear to show Liverpool fans accosting the coach on its way to the ground, in scenes reminiscent of the match with Manchester City in 2018 when the team coach was attacked.
Liverpool fans greet the Real Madrid bus ahead of the match pic.twitter.com/9m64dvSz3K
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The Real Madrid team bus had a window broken on its way into Anfield pic.twitter.com/4dKBMPfK43
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Real Madrid coach
Jurgen Klopp said of the 2018 attack on the Manchester City team coach:
“It was already on the edge with the flares or whatever, which are illegal, but it is nice and special. But then people do not understand the rules," Klopp said.
"If I was to make the decision I would say it is not allowed any more. It is not possible. You had the chance, didn’t use it, sorry. It was fantastic, a historical moment and I was part of the last time it happened.
“I don’t have the words. It is idiots in this situation. How can you do that? It is not a little bit funny. It is dangerous, it feels bad. I was on a bus once when someone threw a rock. You feel it.
"It was against Cologne and someone threw it through the window. You think if that hits my head, what happens? It is not funny. It is actually the complete opposite and I am really angry about it."
The German will be encouraging his players to go toe to toe with the tournament's record winners.
"When you are 3-1 down it looks like you are already out and that means you have not a lot to lose, but we will give it a try. That's the job that we have to do. We will go for it," said Klopp.
"It's a result which showed, as a result of the performance on the night, they were better than us in the first leg and we were not as good as we could have been but it's the first half of the tie."