London (AP) – FC Chelsea’s coach Frank Lampard reacted calmly to statements made by his Liverpool teaching colleague Jürgen Klopp about his membership’s newest switch offensive.
“I wasn’t upset about it,” mentioned Lampard, “I discovered it barely amusing.” The Blues had strengthened themselves in the summertime for round 250 million euros, amongst others with the German nationwide gamers Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Klopp then mentioned that Liverpool FC was “a special membership” and couldn’t “all of a sudden behave like Chelsea”, particularly within the economically unsure Corona interval.
The English soccer champions from Liverpool signed two gamers final summer time, this summer time just one – the Greek Kostas Tsimikas for an estimated 13 million euros. Lampard emphasised that there was no level in doing the mathematics, however he did recall the Reds’ purchases in earlier years. “If you undergo the Liverpool gamers – Van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Keita, Mané, Salah,” mentioned the Chelsea coach, “excellent gamers who got here at a really excessive worth.”
The 42-year-old additionally referred to the switch ban that utilized to Chelsea final 12 months. “We had been out of suspension and needed to handle enhancing the state of affairs. We spent cash on gamers this summer time and now we now have to work laborious first,” mentioned Lampard. “We do not need to focus an excessive amount of on what different groups, coaches, followers, radio and media are saying.”