Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has responded to Frank Lampard’s claims that his team has become arrogant after winning the Premier League title.
Lampard was far from impressed by Liverpool’s touchline conduct during Chelsea’s 5-3 loss to the Reds. The Chelsea head coach later clarified he was not annoyed by Klopp’s conduct, but with the ‘people behind the bench. And now Klopp has dismissed any notion that his team is arrogant while urging Lampard to learn to not talk about whatever happens on the touchline post-match.
“We are not arrogant. Frank was in a competitive mood, I respect that a lot,” Klopp said.
“From my point of view, in this situation [mid-match] you can say pretty much what you want… he came here to win the game, or get a point to help with Champions League qualification and I respect that.”
Message to Lampard
“What he has to learn is to finish it with the last whistle and he didn’t do that. Speaking afterward about it is not OK. Frank has to learn this, he has a lot of time to learn as he’s a young coach, but he has to learn this.”
“We are not arrogant, we are pretty much the opposite. Final whistle, close the book and he didn’t do that and that’s what I don’t like.”