Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has downplayed the idea that he has an intense rivalry with Frank Lampard and Chelsea.
“Between Frank (Lampard) and me there is absolutely nothing – I admired him and loved him as a player and now he is doing a really good job as a coach,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“So I can’t help you with [talk of] some ‘rivalry’ between us. We will obviously be rivals on Sunday but apart from that it’s all good.
“We are different clubs, leading in a different way, that’s how it is – we invest what we earn and sometimes we invest before we earn but it’s still based on these kind of things and it’s not like this for other clubs.
“Whatever they do though I am completely fine with that – they can all do what they want and it’s a free world. We have our way of dealing with the club.”