The feud between Frank Lampard and the coaching staff of Jurgen Klopp continues. Lampard told press on Friday that he felt Klopp’s staff was being ‘too arrogant’. Later Klopp hit back and told the coach he still has a lot to learn. And now Lampard is at it again, accusing Klopp’s staff of crossing a line and lacking respect by leaping up and smirking at him while Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-3.
“It was against the code of how it works on the bench,” said the Chelsea boss. “Managers will call for decisions and it may be right or wrong — and then you speak with each other. But when people on the bench jump up and want to speak across to me, and then smirk and smile, and then continue to do so for quite a while, that is past the code. Not Jurgen Klopp, but people behind crossed the line and that’s what got me agitated.”
Lampard’s rage was targeted at Klopp’s assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders. The Chelsea manager’s foul-mouthed tirade, following the award of a free-kick for a foul on Sadio Mane, was caught by cameras at an empty Anfield. The free-kick that followed was scored by Trent Alexander-Arnold, making Lampard even more angry as the Liverpool bench jumped up as the ball flew into the net. Needless to say, this will not be the end of the Lampard versus Klopp feud.