Lampard fires warning to ‘arrogant’ Liverpool and explains touchline row with Klopp

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has fired warning to Liverpool not to get arrogant over their Premier League title win after being involved in a row with Jurgen Klopp and his coaches.

Lampard was furious with the decision to give the Reds a first-half free-kick – which Trent Alexander-Arnold converted from – and was unhappy with the behaviour of Liverpool’s dugout.

The Blues coach was angry over the foul and with Liverpool’s bench, though he says he has no issue with Jurgen Klopp and was only furious at that moment.

Asked about his touchline disagreement with Klopp, and the foul, Frank Lampard told Sky Sports: ‘For me it wasn’t a foul from Kovacic, and there were a lot of things that were ongoing.

‘And on the bench, no, I’ve got no problem with Jurgen Klopp. He’s managed this team and it’s fantastic.

‘Some of the bench, it’s a fine line between when you’re winning – and they’ve won the league, fair play to Liverpool football club.

‘But also don’t get too arrogant with it. That was my thing. But done. That’s it. It matters when you get emotional and that was it.’

On the game itself, Lampard said: ‘It was extraordinary. Even when you say they threatened to run away with it, I thought we were in it because I could feel the way we were playing.

‘The first half, in terms of football, in the game we were in it. It was a turnover and a great strike, a non-foul that goes in the top corner and then terrible from us in defending a corner.

‘But other than that, in match play, we were alright. So the goal gave us hope and the lads showed great character. ‘They’re a fantastic team and we can’t afford to make those mistakes.

‘But some of the stuff I saw from the team today, our team, was resilience, some quality, and at 4-3, if we don’t concede a fifth, I felt like we were coming, but not to be.’


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