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Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed the team Frank Lampard’s Chelsea reminds him of.
According to Klopp, Lampard’s Chelsea reminds him of his Borussia Dortmund team.
Klopp’s young Borussia Dortmund team which included Mario Gotze, Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski, won the Bundesliga in consecutive seasons, as well as the DFB Pokal in 2012.
Klopp said, according to Sky Sports: “It’s a really exciting team, it reminds me a little bit of my team at Dortmund years back when they were really young – maybe even younger than this team at Chelsea.
“People were always talking about how young they are, but they only played because they were good. They didn’t play because they were that young.
“They brought in Christian Pulisic in the summer, I’m not sure about the money but for around £50-£60m, and all of the players around him now have the same value. Tammy Abraham is now a £60m player, Mason Mount is for sure a £60m player, if not more, Callum Hudson-Odoi was that already.
“Jorginho is not that young, but he is not that long in the league, and then [N’Golo] Kante, who looks like he could play for the next 20 years.
“They have Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, and then all the experienced guys around them, Pedro, Willian, Olivier Giroud and on the bench Michy Batshuayi.
“If there was one club in the world who a transfer ban didn’t hit that bad, it was probably Chelsea.”