Roy Keane Dismisses Frank Lampard's Jurgen Klopp Comparison

Roy Keane Dismisses Frank Lampard's Jurgen Klopp Comparison
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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Despite spending vast amounts of money during the most recent transfer window, Chelsea have not kicked on the way many expected they would this season.

Many of their big money signings have failed to make an impact, with the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner struggling for form. Chelsea have also been inconsistent, with Lampard recently blaming their poor performances on a lack of desire from his players.

Speaking ahead of their clash against Manchester City, the Chelsea manager compared his time at Stamford Bridge to Jurgen Klopp's early days at Liverpool. The German didn't immediately lead the club to European and domestic success, although there were immediate improvements after his arrival in 2015.

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Lampard explained:

I don’t see that you can go 0-100 or fourth to performing like Liverpool with their consistency levels last year.

There has to be a process in the middle of that and the process is sometimes tough. You would’ve seen that perhaps in year one, two or three at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, year one under Pep Guardiola...

If you think you’re going to go and be consistent this year just because you brought in some new players who are yet to settle and we’ve still got young players who are playing against top teams in the Premier League every weekend, you’re just not living in the real world.

However, Roy Keane didn't think the two situations were comparable.

Appearing in the Sky Sports studio, he said that Klopp already had a proven track record in Germany before arriving at Liverpool, something Frank Lampard lacks.

If you look at Frank’s situation, coming into management, he’s new to it, he’s 42 years of age and we’re comparing Klopp.

Remember Klopp came from Dortmund and won big prizes over there.

I know that’s the name of the game, the Ancelottis in the world, the Mourinhos, Pep - he’s up against all these managers and we’re saying he needs patience and time, but these lads have got a CV behind them, they’ve won the big prizes.

He won’t get the time Klopp got.

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