Frank Lampard insists there is no bad blood with Klopp ahead of Sunday fixture

Frank Lampard urges there is no enmity between himself and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.

The duo had a heated clash in Chelsea’s last game against Liverpool where they lost 5-3 and there were some verbal arguments on the sidelines.

Both Lampard and Klopp will face other each other again when the Reds visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Klopp already played down the rumours of any rivalry between him and Lampard in a previous interview.

“That’s probably the nature of the world we live,” said Lampard.

“There is a lot of airtime for you on talkSPORT to have to fill with these sort of rivalries, so I understand that sometimes they can be scrutinised in every possible way.

“I just reiterate what Jurgen Klopp said from his part. I have got a huge amount of respect for him as a manager, I always have done.

“What he has done at Liverpool in the time that he has been there is incredible – and that’s on him as the focal point of the club and the individual talent in the squad that they’ve brought in.

“So there is nothing in it for me. The competitive nature of the 90 minutes can always slightly boil over in different directions, but the respect I have for Jurgen Klopp would never change.”


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