Klopp rubbishes Lampard’s ‘arrogant’ blast and says Chelsea boss has much to ‘learn’ after ‘f*** off’ touchline row


JURGEN KLOPP has fired back at Frank Lampard by saying the Chelsea manager has much to learn after Wednesday’s fiery Premier League match at Anfield.

The Liverpool boss, his team and playing staff were branded “arrogant” by Lampard as Chelsea lost 5-3 to the new Premier League champions.

A flashpoint in the first half saw Super Frank become involved in a heated war of words with Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders after the referee wrongly awarded Liverpool a free-kick which led to their second goal.

Lampard repeatedly swore at Klopp and his backroom staff, at one point telling the German to “f*** off.”

And the Chelsea boss was still fuming after the final whistle as he branded Liverpool “arrogant” in his post-match press conference.

Lampard has since escaped punishment for his rant and today apologised for his actions.

But Klopp has now responded by claiming the Reds are not an arrogant side, and has warned Lampard he still has much to learn about life as a top-flight manager.

Klopp said: “You cannot hit me with something like that, and my bench, because we are not arrogant.

“Frank was obviously in a really competitive mood and I respect that a lot.

“You can pretty much, from my point of view, in a situation like this say what you want. But after the game it’s completely over.

“I’ve said a lot in the past, and because it’s pure emotion, we’re really involved.

“He cam here for a win to make sure of Champions League qualification.

“What he has to learn is to finish it with the final whistle, and he didn’t do that. Speaking afterwards about it, that’s not okay.

“Frank has to learn, he has a lot of time to learn, he’s a young coach.

“During the game, words used, no problem at all. We are not arrogant, we are pretty much the opposite of it.

“In a moment like this, all arguments, you say something and you want to hurt the other person.

“That’s how it is in arguments, no problem with that. Final whistle, close the book. He didn’t do that and that’s what I don’t like.

“By the way the only reason I speak now about it is because he spoke afterwards. I think it makes sense to explain what I mean.”


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