Jurgen Klopp opens up on alleged rivalry with Frank Lampard as Chelsea host Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has opened up on alleged rivalry with Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard ahead their clash on Sunday.

Recall that Klopp was quoted to have allegedly said that he cannot be like Chelsea in the way they have spent money so far in the transfer market.

In light of the Blues splashing more than £200million on new players ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, Klopp questioned the approach of clubs who are ‘owned by countries and oligarchs’ in the current climate.

Lampard hit back at Klopp, highlighting big-money signings like Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah – who cost Liverpool a total of £297m combined.

During Chelsea’s 5-3 defeat at Anfield in July, the two managers were involved in a fiery exchange on the touchline, before Lampard branded Liverpool as ‘arrogant’.

But ahead of their meeting on Sunday, Klopp insists he has no problem with Lampard.

“No rivalry. You should stop reading newspapers!

“I don’t get that. When you ask me, I answer and everyone takes it the way they want. You all make a story.

“You say I made a story about the ‘transfer behaviour of Chelsea’ You create rivalry between us. Why?”

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