Liverpool boss Klopp sends message to Chelsea fans and boss Lampard
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he expects Chelsea to be a real threat this season under the guidance of Frank Lampard.
After winning the Champions League and Europa League titles last season, both Liverpool and Chelsea face each other in Wednesday nights supercup final to determine who is the best side in Europe right now, with the Reds firm favourites to claim the crown.
Lampard will be looking to bounce back from a nightmare start to life as Chelsea boss which saw his side downed 4-0 by Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford.
Klopp will be looking to see the former England international endure more misery in Istanbul, but recognises their threat and expects them to challenge this season.
‘If people really think Chelsea are not a real challenger, I can’t help these people,’ Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
‘You only have to watch that team and what they have – they are really strong, young and fresh and everything is exciting in the moment because Frank is there new, the club legend, [and can] make himself a name as a manager, which will happen 100 per cent.
‘You could see that immediately when he took over at Derby and now doing the job at Chelsea, so it will be really interesting.’
‘We know and we respect Chelsea a lot,’ Klopp continued. ‘We saw the game against Manchester United and if you only saw the result then you have no idea how the game was because they played a good game.
‘They’ve had a few changes, they have a new manager, lost Eden Hazard, brought in Christian Pulisic, brought in all the young boys like [Tammy] Abraham and Mason Mount.
‘They are a really interesting team [with a] good plan. Frank did an outstanding job last year at Derby, he changed the football there – in the Championship with a football-playing side being successful is really difficult, but he did it.
‘They were unlucky in the end against a strong Aston Villa team not to get promoted. Now he is at Chelsea, his club, everything is fresh, everybody will be ready, everybody will be on their toes.’
Liverpool are now considered to be one of the best sides in the game right now after developing nicely under Klopp, while Chelsea are where Liverpool were just a few seasons ago, they are just beginning their journey back to the top of the game.
It should be an exciting match between the two, but surely Liverpool win walk away with another trophy for Klopp.
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