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Lampard's Liverpool 'Arrogance' Dig Is A Bit Rich Given His Own History

Lampard's Liverpool 'Arrogance' Dig Is A Bit Rich Given His Own History

While all eyes were on Liverpool's players as they finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was not impressed with the champions during their recent eight-goal thriller at Anfield.

During his post-match interview with Sky Sports, the Chelsea boss warned Liverpool not to get 'too arrogant' with the celebrations after the Reds beat his side 5-3.

During the game, you can see Lampard getting very animated on the touchline as he confronts Jurgen Klopp prior to Trent Alexander-Arnold's wonderful free-kick.

As you can see below, Lampard was irate with the decision to award the foul against Mateo Kovacic and confronts Klopp, telling the Liverpool boss to "sit down" and "fuck off," before appearing to accuse Liverpool's players and staff of showing his side "disrespect."

During the game, Lampard took issue with how he felt certain Liverpool coaches and players behaved during their title coronation at Anfield.

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In his post-match interview, the Chelsea boss asked the new champions not to get too arrogant with their success.

"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.

"Some of the bench, it's a fine line when you're winning. They've won the league, 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," he said.

Leeds United fans might want to remind Lampard about this moment when he was managing Derby County.

After knocking out Marcelo Bielsa's side in the Championship play-off semi-final, he celebrated the win by mocking the Elland Road faithful and their chant following 'Spy Gate.'

As you may remember, earlier that season, Leeds were fined £200,000 for breaching the EFL’s code of conduct when they sent a member of staff to watch a Derby training session before a Sky Bet Championship match between the two clubs in January.

The incident led to the following chant from Leeds fans in Lampard’s direction to the tune of Oasis’s Stop Crying Your Heart Out.

“‘Cause all of the spies, are hidden away, just try not to worry, you’ll beat us some day. We beat you at home, we beat you away, stop crying Frank Lampard.”

To use Lampard's own words: "It's a fine line when you're winning."

Indeed.

As for Chelsea's immediate future, a draw against Wolves at Stamford Bridge will be enough for them to secure Champions League football.

They also have an FA Cup final against Arsenal to look forward too and the daunting task of chasing a 3-0 deficit away to Bayern Munich in the second-leg of their Champions League tie.

Take a look at Lampard and Klopp's verbals below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j3opABISI4&feature=emb_title

Clip via GrandGoals

 

See Also: The English Media's Frank Lampard Love-In Is Becoming Embarrassing

 

Paul Moore

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