Frank Lampard has defended Chelsea’s recent spending and hit back at criticism from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp..
“We know they have an incredible coach, incredible players and the smart thing that Liverpool have done is believe in their coach and their system for a number of years.
But Lampard thinks Klopp’s comments were hypocritical, pointing to the Reds spending large money on the likes of Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk in the last three seasons.
Klopp said last week that Liverpool were unable to compete with Chelsea’s spending – which has tipped over £200m – because they were ‘not owned by countries or oligarchs’, and suggested it would take more than transfers to become title contenders.
Asked about Klopp’s comments, Lampard said: “I was less annoyed with it, I found it more, slightly amusing I would say.
You can go through the Liverpool players, Salah, Van Dijk, Alisson, Keita, Mane, Fabinho, incredible players that came at a very high price.