Chelsea vs Liverpool Preview: Frank aims to make it a Bridge of sighs for Klopp

Chelsea vs Liverpool preview
Chelsea vs Liverpool preview: Frank aims to make it a Bridge of sighs for Klopp

Chelsea vs Liverpool preview: Frank aims to make it a Bridge of sighs for Klopp.

“That can be an advantage, of course, but that means they have to fit together pretty quickly as well.

“You cannot bring in the 11 best players in the world and just hope a week later they play the best football they ever will play.”

Lampard, 42, warned Liverpool not to get ‘too arrogant’ after Chelsea were beaten 5-3 at Anfield in July.

And he was quick to defend the Blues following Klopp’s jibe about their transfer business.

He said: “What we have done is come off the back of a ban and tried to address the situation to help improve us, but I think it is par for the course.

“There is no point in doing the maths too much with it, we all know Liverpool have spent at a high level. They have spent huge amounts.”

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The rival bosses have since attempted to stamp out talk of a simmering feud.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Klopp said: “Between Frank and me there is absolutely nothing — I admired him and loved him as a player and now he is doing a really good job as a coach.

“So I can’t help you with some ‘rivalry’ between us. We will obviously be rivals on Sunday but apart from that it’s all good.

“We are different clubs, leading in a different way, that’s how it is.

“We invest what we earn and sometimes we invest before we earn but it’s still based on these kind of things and it’s not like this for other clubs.

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“Whatever they do I am completely fine with that — they can all do what they want and it’s a free world.”

During his pre-match press conference, Lampard added: “I have a huge amount of respect for him as a manager. What he’s done at Liverpool has been incredible.

“The competitive nature of the 90 minutes can always slightly boil over but the respect I have for Klopp will never change.”

After seeing Liverpool open their title defence with a 4-3 home victory over Leeds, Chelsea recorded a 3-1 win at Brighton.

And regardless of what happens at the Bridge, you can guarantee Lampard and Klopp will be as passionate as ever as they bid to lay down an early marker.

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