Frank Lampard Singles Out Billy Gilmour For Praise In 2-0 Liverpool Win

Frank Lampard was delighted with Chelsea’s convincing 2-0 win over Liverpool.

The Blues progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals through goals from Willian and Ross Barkley.

”I’m really proud,” Lampard told BBC Sport. ”Liverpool are the best team in the league and what they are doing is incredible. So for us to put in a performance like that, the effort, the quality was something special. We know we’ve got a long way to go but you have to celebrate those moments.”

18-year-old Scottish midfielder, Billy Gilmour was a standout performer for Chelsea. He was the one pulling all the strings from midfield, creating and even intercepting Liverpool passes. Speaking about the teenager, Lampard added, “What an incredible performance for a young player. He was a calm head in that first five or 10 minutes.

”He’s a throwback of a midfielder. Can you put your foot in? Yes. Can you make angles to play the passes? Yes. He’s only slight in stature but he’s huge in personality. He deserves people to talk about him after a performance like that.”

On the last two occasions Chelsea have beaten Liverpool in the FA Cup, they’ve gone on to win the trophy (1997 and 2012). This certainly a prime opportunity for Lampard to collect his first silverware as the Blues manager. That would be rather impressive on his first season in top-flight management.

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