Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hits back at Klopp comment: Liverpool have spent a lot of money too!

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hits back at Klopp comment: Liverpool have spent a lot of money too!

The gaffer says that he was amused with Klopp's words as the Reds have also spent a lot on good players a few years ago.

He refers to the likes of Van Dijk and Alisson and says that it's Chelsea's time to spend now after their transfer ban last summer.

Lampard is not focused on what the media and rivals say, but wants his team to gel together and work hard to get results on the field.

"I was less annoyed with it," Frank Lampard told the media (via Goal) as he addressed Klopp's comments on Chelsea's extravagant spending this transfer window. "I found it slightly amusing because I think when you talk about the owners of clubs, I don’t think it matters what line of business they come from.

"We are talking about some very wealthy owners of clubs in the Premier League. With Liverpool’s story, I referenced it a lot last year. It’s a fantastic story of a club over the four and a half or five years that Jurgen Klopp’s been there where they’ve managed to get recruitment right to a really high level.

"The reality is – other than maybe Leicester, which was an incredible story – most clubs that win the league in the modern day have recruited well and have recruited at quite a high-level money wise. You can go through the Liverpool players – Van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Keita, [Sadio] Mane, [Mohamed] Salah.

"Incredible players that came at a very high price. Liverpool have done it over some time. What we have done is come off the back of a ban and probably try to address the situation ourselves to help improve us. It’s par for the course. We all know that."

Lampard continues: "There’s no point doing the maths. We know that Liverpool have spent at a high level. We know they have an incredible coach. We know they have incredible players. The really smart thing Liverpool have done is to believe in their coach and believe in their system for a number of years.

It’s a great story but it’s a story where they’ve spent money on players. This summer we’ve spent money on players and now the hard work has to come.

“When you carry on and what I read from Jurgen Klopp was that he said about the idea of bringing in a group of players is not going to be easy for us no matter what the level is and as I mentioned there we are talking about some younger players from different leagues.

"I think he was talking with fair context when he said it like that but in terms of the money spent, of course, Liverpool have spent huge amounts in a very good way as well."

Klopp had originally said that the Reds cannot spend as much as Chelsea as the club is not owned by oligarchs or countries who can spend millions of dollars without a care in the world.

Lampard's comments are superb as the Chelsea boss sums up the situation perfectly - Klopp's statement was ridiculous to begin with and it sounds nothing more than jealousy as he laments his club's inability to invest this summer! Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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