Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed the reasons he had a spat with his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp on Wednesday night.
Lampard insisted that Liverpool’s bench ‘crossed a line’ which sparked the spat between the pair and while Lampard regrets the language he used, the doesn’t regret the passion he showed.
“I’ve seen the video and I was obviously there. I think in terms of the language I used, I do regret that because I think these things get replayed a lot on social media.
“But what I felt was, and I want to be clear about this actually, that some of the reports were that I was upset with the celebrating of the Liverpool team.
“Far from it, I think Liverpool should celebrate as much as they want with the season they’ve had, they can celebrate as they did after the game like they can celebrate every goal they score, like they celebrated when they won the league a month ago, and like they are talking they will celebrate one more time with their fans.
“I would have had a beer with Jurgen Klopp after the game and toasted the performance of what they’ve done this year,” Lampard said on Friday.
The incident happened straight after Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic was adjudged to have fouled Sadio Mane, leading to Trent Alexander-Arnold scoring the Reds’ second goal.