During his weekly zoom press conference, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard addressed the recent touchline row he had with Jurgen Klopp following Liverpool's 5-3 win at Anfield.
After Mateo Kovačić was adjudged to have fouled Sadio Mané, the pair exchanged verbals. Moments later, Trent Alexander-Arnold scored Liverpool's second goal with a wonderful free-kick.
The Chelsea boss said that he regrets the language he used and that he has no issue with the celebrations of the Liverpool players.
"I think in terms of the language I used, I do regret that. These things get replayed a lot on social media. I've got two young daughters who are on social media, so I do regret that. In terms of regretting having passion to defend my team, no. I could have maybe handled it slightly differently, to keep that language in," he said on Zoom.
With a massive game against Wolves to come this weekend, Lampard will be hoping to guide his side into the Champions League in his first season as manager at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Blues boss wanted to clarify that he had no issue with the celebrations of the Liverpool players, or Jurgen Klopp.
What I felt was, and I want to be clear about this actually, that some of the reports were that I was upset with the celebrating of the Liverpool team. Far from it.
I think Liverpool should celebrate as much as they want with the season they've had, they can celebrate like they did after the game, like they can celebrate every goal they score, like they celebrated when they won the league a month ago, and like they are talking about how they will celebrate one more time with their fans.
I would have had a beer with Jurgen Klopp after the game and toasted the performance of what they've done this year. But there were things on the line I didn't like from their bench, not Jurgen Klopp, people behind the bench, which I felt crossed the line, and that's what got me agitated.
But it's done, it's done. Emotions run high, and among most managers, players, and fans in this game. As I say I regret the language, and we move on.
You can view Lampard's statement on the heated discussion here.
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