23 July 2020

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard labels champions Liverpool ‘arrogant’ after 5-3 defeat

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard advised Liverpool not to get ‘too arrogant’ about being champions after his side’s 5-3 defeat at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

The comments came in response to the Blues manager’s altercation with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp shortly before half-time after a free-kick was awarded for the Premier League winners.

Klopp dismissed Lampard's anger with a gesture telling him to get away (PA)

Matteo Kovacic was penalised for bringing down Sadio Mane mid-way inside the Chelsea half, a decision Lampard took particular umbrage to.

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold then went on to score the free-kick and give the hosts a 2-0 lead.

Speaking after the match, Lampard said: "For me, it wasn't a foul from Kovacic, and there were a lot of things that weren't going our way.

"But I've not got a problem with Jurgen Klopp. The way he's managed this team has been fantastic.

"Fair play to Liverpool Football Club, they've won the league, but also don't get too arrogant with it.

"That was my point, but it's done. In match play, you can get emotional and that was it."

Lampard’s Chelsea now need a point in their final game at home to Wolves to guarantee Champions League football next season.

The west London club currently sit level on points with Manchester United and one point above Leicester, with their two top four rivals facing one another on the final day.

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