Klopp claims Roman Abramovich was harsh in his decision

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich decided to sack Frank Lampard from his position as Chelsea manager on Monday, with the 42-year-old lasting just 18 months in charge of the club.

With Lampard being a club legend, there were hopes that he’d last a bit longer at the club, but after a poor run of form with five defeats in eight league games, Lampard was eventually relieved from his duty.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has now revealed that the sacking was a harsh decision.

“That’s a really tough one, to be honest, I think that Chelsea did an incredible job in the transfer market this summer and brought in good players and things like this need time, that’s completely normal,” Klopp told a press conference on Wednesday.

“It’s really harsh to make a decision that early but obviously Mr Abramovich gives you some chances with money, players, whatever but is not the most patient person in the world, obviously.”

Klopp also revealed that Lampard will be fine eventually and backed him to do well in his next job.

“I really feel for Frank he’s a young, really talented manager so I wish him the best,” said the Reds boss.

“He will be fine, I’m sure, but it’s a hard one if it’s in your club and it was obviously Frank’s club.

“But maybe good now his story’s over and he can go everywhere and be completely fresh and without any history.”

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