Jurgen Klopp rates Chelsea FC under Frank Lampard so far
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp gives his verdict on Chelsea FC manager Frank Lampard and his team's display
Jurgen Klopp has described Chelsea FC as a “really exciting young team” under Frank Lampard.
The Merseyside outfit will look to extend their winning run to six successive Premier League games this season following an impressive start to the campaign.
Liverpool FC have already faced Chelsea FC this season after the Champions League holders beat Lampard’s side on penalties after Tammy Abraham missed his spot-kick.
Chelsea FC were 5-2 winners against Wolves in their last Premier League game to secure their second Premier League victory under the management of the club legend.
Lampard is still waiting to secure his first home win as Blues manager after Chelsea FC lost 1-0 to La Liga giants Valencia at Stamford Bridge in their Champions League opener midweek.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Liverpool FC’s trip to Chelsea FC at Melwood training ground on Friday, Klopp said: “They play exciting football.
“We have the analysis meeting after this, so I have to look back at the Champions League game they played.
“They played a different system in the last two games to the first few games. They changed the system in a very busy period of the year, that’s interesting; of course, he has the players for it.
“How I said, [they are] a really exciting football team – young but good, really good. For me, it’s not a surprise.
“I said it before – and people probably think I only said it because I’m polite – but it’s not polite, it’s the truth, he did an outstanding job at Derby. So I’m not surprised that he’s doing a really good job at Chelsea as well.
“But it’s a difficult league and we have to prove our quality pretty much in a three-day rhythm. Sometimes it works out and sometimes not, we know that as well. I really think he’s a really, really good manager.”
Klopp added that the current Chelsea FC team reminds him of his Borussia Dortmund side.
“They had a couple of problems but I really think they sorted it well. They lost the Champions League game through the week, I don’t think they expected that to happen but it’s the Champions League and it can happen,” Klopp added.
“They will make their experiences. It’s a really exciting team, it reminds me a little bit of my team at Dortmund years back when they were really young, even younger than this Chelsea team; people always talked about how young they are but they only played because they were that good, they didn’t play because they were that young.”
Chelsea FC have impressed with their exciting forward players under Lampard, with English youngsters Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori all featuring prominently this season.
However, the Blues have already conceded 11 times in their opening five Premier League games so far.
Liverpool FC were 3-1 winners against Newcastle United at Anfield last weekend thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
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