Harry Redknapp has leaped to the defence of his nephew Frank Lampard after Jurgen Klopp told him he has a lot to learn.
Chelsea boss Lampard and Liverpool manager Klopp engaged in a heated touchline spat during Wednesday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.
The two managers were seen shouting at each other, with Lampard warning Liverpool not to be “too arrogant”, adding a Reds staff member had “crossed the line”.
Klopp spoke to the press following the fixture, and claimed Lampard should have left the issue on the pitch, adding he has a lot to learn.
But Redknapp has hit back saying the Blues boss doesn’t need advice from anyone.
“Frank has been around professional football since he was a toddler,” Redknapp told The Sun.
“He doesn’t need advice from anyone, although I’ve lots of respect for Klopp. Frank is very calm usually, he doesn’t tend to get involved in things like this.
“For him to react like that, it must have been something to really wind him up.”
Lampard was asked about the incident again in his press conference ahead of Chelsea’s final match of the season against Wolves.
He said: “I’ve seen the video, I was there. In terms of language used, I regret it because I’ve got two young daughters on social media.
“In terms of passion to defend my team? No.
“I could have handled it differently but some of the reports were I was upset with the celebrations. Far from it. They can celebrate like every goal.
“I’d have had a beer with Jurgen Klopp after the game but there were things on the bench, not from Klopp, that I felt crossed a line. I regret the language but we’ll move on.”
Klopp also spoke out about the incident ahead of Liverpool’s final Premier League match against Newcastle this Sunday.
The German said: “You cannot hit me with something like that. We are not arrogant.
“Frank was in competitive mood, I respect that. Say what you want in that situation, pure emotion, he came to win.
“But what he has to learn is speaking about that after the game when the whistle has gone is not OK. Final whistle, as a real sportsperson… close the book and he didn’t do that and that is what I don’t like, honestly.
“I only speak now because he spoke afterwards.”
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