Chelsea legend tells Lampard to use Watford tactics against Liverpool

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Liverpool have been unplayable this season, as Jurgen Klopp’s side has bullied the rest of the Premier League.

Prior to the weekend, Liverpool had only drawn one league game and won the rest as they take a stroll to the Premier League title. However, there have been slight signs of cracks in the team as they managed to beat West Ham 3-2, before losing to Atletico Madrid 1-0.

Struggling Watford then showed that Liverpool are beatable as they defeated the Reds 3-0 to inflict a first league defeat of the season to Liverpool.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes that Frank Lampard can mirror the cracks in the Liverpool team from their games against West Ham and Watford.

He wrote in his column for the official club website: “Their run has been extraordinary, even if the turn of the year has seen something of a dip in comparison to how they had been performing before. They moved from effervescent to efficient but in some ways that was just as impressive considering the stresses placed on a squad that is fairly light in comparison with others in the league.

“This weekend at Watford witnessed the wheels wobble for the first time this season. On top of the loss at Atletico Madrid and the match against West Ham last Monday, there are signs the invincibility cloak is slipping. I was at that game against West Ham and apart from being a fine football match, it was clear that David Moyes had told his team to stand toe to toe with the champions elect.

“It was a brave move and although you could say he had nothing to lose, I reckon he spotted a little chink of weariness in the Anfield outfit and decided to go for it. It very nearly worked, and it showed the way for Watford and maybe even for us tonight. Liverpool won 3-2, but it took a late comeback as well as a good few missed chances by the Hammers to secure those points.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.