Premier League: After verbal confrontation with Liverpool bench, Frank Lampard tells Champions not to get too arrogant

Lampard was involved in an exchange with Liverpool’s bench after a free kick was awarded against Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic.

Reuters July 23, 2020 09:53:13 IST
Premier League: After verbal confrontation with Liverpool bench, Frank Lampard tells Champions not to get too arrogant

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said Premier League champions Liverpool should not become too arrogant after being left unimpressed with the behaviour of their bench during Wednesday’s 5-3 Premier League defeat.

Lampard was involved in an exchange with Liverpool’s bench after a free kick was awarded against Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic. Trent Alexander-Arnold found the net from the free kick to make it 2-0.

“For me it wasn’t a foul from Kovacic,” Lampard told Sky Sports. “There were a lot of things that were ongoing and on the bench ... I’ve got no problem with Jurgen Klopp, he’s managed this team and it’s fantastic.

Premier League After verbal confrontation with Liverpool bench Frank Lampard tells Champions not to get too arrogant

Frank Lampard was involved in a heated verbal exchange with Liverpool bench. AP

“Some of the bench, it’s a fine line between when you are 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 (it’s) done. In match play you get emotional and that was it.”

Defeat left Chelsea fourth on 63 points, trailing Manchester United on goal difference. Lampard’s side need only a point from their final match on Sunday against Wolverhampton Wanderers to seal a place in next season’s Champions League.

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