Page Nav

HIDE

Grid

GRID_STYLE

Breaking News

latest

Lampard wants Chelsea to follow Liverpool model

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he's trying to emulate Jurgen Klopp's incredible work at Liverpool which he sees as a referen...


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he's trying to emulate Jurgen Klopp's incredible work at Liverpool which he sees as a reference point.


It took Jurgen Klopp two years to get Liverpool up to speed, but they are now arguably the best team in England and possibly in Europe, and Lampard their route to success is the right way to follow.

“We’ve seen the Liverpool journey and it’s an incredible story of management, of club together with manager,” Lampard told chelsea.com.

“I remember them doing the arms [aloft in the air in front of the Kop] when they drew with West Brom.

“I watched a sports documentary recently where it came up. They were slightly ridiculed for it at the time but that was symbolic for me of the journey that this team that’s now an absolute machine has been on.”

“It’s a reference point for us in terms of what a work in progress looks like and that it can take time. Behind what we see now at Liverpool, a team that won so many games on the bounce, has been a lot of sweat and hard work from everyone involved, which is what I’m trying to do here.

“There is a plan that seems to run through the club, which we’ll try to do here as well - keep moving forward, understand there will be tough times where I’ll be questioned, we’ll be questioned, formations will be questioned, the club will be questioned, and we have to stay tough within that.

“Alongside that, they’ve signed fantastic players at the right times. The ones that feel pivotal are Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, players at big levels that absolutely improved their team. It’s a great knack they have of finding the right player at the right time that fits the way they want to play and keeps them moving forward so it’s a great model in those terms.”

“I don’t want to look anywhere near like I’m comparing us now or what we might be because what they’ve done is fantastic and it should only be spoken about at the other end where they’re at now when they’ve been very successful. I’m under no illusions that what’s really behind their story is hard work and that’s what I’m prepared to do.”

Lampard's Chelsea will face Klopp's Liverpool in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge tonight.


Written by Vince @blue_footy
Photo Credit: Premier League.

No comments