Jurgen Klopp criticises Chelsea’s ‘harsh’ Frank Lampard sacking and discusses Thomas Tuchel appointment

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has criticised Chelsea over their “harsh” sacking of Frank Lampard.

Lampard was dismissed on Monday after simply 18 months as head coach, with former Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain supervisor Thomas Tuchel changing him at Stamford Bridge.

Klopp believes Lampard deserved extra time to enhance Chelsea’s outcomes after a latest dip in kind, which has seen them fall to tenth within the Premier League – six factors off the highest 4.

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“I have to say, that is a really tough one to be honest,” stated Klopp, when requested about Lampard’s departure.

“I feel Chelsea did an unbelievable job within the switch market this summer time, introduced in actually good gamers, and issues like this want time. It is totally regular.

“I feel it is actually harsh to make the choice that early. Mr Abramovich offers you some probabilities, cash, gamers, no matter… however he’s not probably the most affected person individual on this planet.

“I actually really feel for Frank as a result of is a younger and actually, actually gifted supervisor and I want him solely one of the best, and I’m certain he will likely be fantastic.

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Klopp's successor at each Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel, has changed Lampard at Chelsea

“But it is a hard one if it happens at your club, and it was obviously Frank’s club.”

Lampard’s alternative, Tuchel, has signed an 18-month contract at Chelsea and will take cost of the workforce for Wednesday’s Premier League match towards Wolves.

The 47-year-old, who succeeded Klopp at each Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, returns to soccer after being sacked by PSG in December and Klopp expects his compatriot to be successful.

“Thomas Tuchel is great,” added Klopp. “Unfortunately for us he is a really good manager! I’ve known him a long time and respect him a lot.

“This Chelsea squad is a gift and I’m fairly certain Thomas sees it like that. They will likely be good.”

Henderson, Matip could face Spurs

Liverpool next face Tottenham in London on Thursday night and Klopp is hopeful of having Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson available for the match.

The pair missed Sunday’s FA Cup defeat to Manchester United but are in contention to face Spurs after returning to full training.

“Hendo and Joel skilled yesterday with the workforce absolutely,” Klopp said.

“Always with this stuff we’ve to attend and see how they reacted in a single day – however they skilled yesterday.”

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Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp insists his aspect are ‘prepared for a combat’ at Tottenham on Thursday with the champions winless of their final 5 Premier League video games

Klopp: We may be the world’s finest workforce

Defending champions Liverpool have didn’t win their final 5 Premier League video games and the run has seen them fall to fifth within the desk, following West Ham’s win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Should Everton beat Leicester on Wednesday evening and Liverpool lose at Spurs, Klopp’s aspect would discover themselves down in seventh.

However, Klopp says his gamers are decided to show their doubters flawed and are able to “strike back”.

“We want to be the team that nobody wants to play against and we have the chance to be that team tomorrow night,” stated Klopp, at his pre-match press convention on Wednesday.

“That is what we always want to be. All of a sudden people told us we were the best team in the world, which we never were, but that is not a problem.

“We may very well be one of the best workforce on this planet, we nonetheless may be one of the best workforce on this planet, however we’ve to show that on the pitch – and we’ll. We are on fireplace, when you like, to strike again.

“The more negative things that are thought about us and said about us, maybe the more we want it.”

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