Liverpool supervisor Jürgen Klopp hit back at Frank Lampard for accusing the champions of changing into “arrogant” since successful the English Premier League, saying on Friday the younger Chelsea coach still has lots to learn.
Lampard turned embroiled in a row with Klopp’s assistant, Pepijn Lijnders, whereas Liverpool was beating Chelsea 5-Three on Wednesday, a video of which was extensively seen on social media.
Speaking after the sport, Lampard said: “Fair play to Liverpool Football Club, they’ve won the league, but also don’t get too arrogant with it.” Klopp was sad the previous England midfielder selected to air his grievances after the match.
“You cannot hit me and my bench with something like that because we are not arrogant,” Klopp said at a news convention forward of Liverpool’s last recreation of the season at Newcastle on Sunday.”Frank was clearly in a extremely aggressive temper and I respect that lots. From my standpoint on this type of scenario, you’ll be able to say fairly much what you need. For me, after the sport it’s fully over.
“But what he has to learn,” Klopp added, “is to finish it with the final whistle and he didn’t do that. In a moment like this, in an argument you want to say something to hurt the other person.” Klopp said Lampard may have chosen to “close the book” on the argument, however didn’t.
“And that is what I don’t like,” he added.
“Speaking afterwards about it like this, that’s not OK. Frank has to learn this and he has a lot of time to learn as he is a young coach. During the game, words used no problem at all but final whistle … we are not arrogant, we are pretty much the opposite.”Lampard repeatedly used expletives to vent his anger on the Liverpool bench and, with Anfield being nearly empty as a result of no followers are allowed, much of the argument may very well be heard clearly.
Lampard said on Friday he was sorry for his actions.
“I think in terms of the language I used, I do regret that,” he said, “because I think 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.”