The two teams meet in the first-leg of the Champions League round of 16 tonight in Madrid.
Klopp says he admires the Argentine's style, even if it makes them difficult to play against.
He said, “For me it is attractive. It is very intense. speed, aggressive, a clear plan and a clear philosophy.
“I am from Germany. I admire things like that. That, for me, I do not have that discussion.
“If there is a team where you have to be at your absolutely best it is Atletico because there are no presents tomorrow. If you work hard as possible you have a chance, if you don't you have no chance. You will not have a shot on target against them.
“There is a reason why Atletico was in European finals as well."