‘I regret’: Frank Lampard now makes admission about £300k-a-week Liverpool man last night
Frank Lampard has admitted that he ‘regrets’ the language he used during his touchline altercation with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp when he was the Chelsea manager.
In 2020, with football behind closed doors, Frank Lampard and Jurgen Klopp clashed in an expletive row at Anfield.
It all stemmed from an apparent foul during the game, with the then-Chelsea boss, at that point, telling his Liverpool counterpart that he was giving it the ‘big-un’ after only winning one Premier League title.
Well, working for Sky Sports on Monday Night Football, the former England international was asked about that moment and he admitted that he shouldn’t have used the language that he did towards Liverpool’s £300k-a-week man (PlanetFootball).
Given that there was no crowd inside Anfield, it allowed the touchline mics to pick up what was said between the two, which in a way, made it better.
Liverpool ended up winning the game, with Jamie Carragher bringing it up last night.
Frank Lampard on his touchline row with Jurgen Klopp
“What I thought was interesting was when you talk about that rivalry between Chelsea and Liverpool,” said Carragher. “You actually still took it when you were a manager at Chelsea, didn’t you?!”
Lampard laughed out loud and replied: “Yeah, I did. With Jurgen? It will probably never leave me, I guess.
On if he regrets that: “I regret the language slightly because my daughter was 13, at the time. The next day she was like showing me not to be proud of it. I don’t regret the emotions. But I regret some of the language, at the time.”
Will Lampard return to the dugout?
The 45-year-old recently returned to Stamford Bridge, amid their woes of last season, but he wasn’t able to pick them up.
It didn’t do his managerial record any good because he was sacked by Chelsea during his first stint and things didn’t go well for him at Everton, either.
It will be interesting to see if he gets another gig in the Premier League because many will feel he has taken too many hits and will now need to drop a level in order to climb the ladder again.