Chelsea will not take any action against Frank Lampard after the Chelsea boss’ expletive-laden blast at Anfield on Wednesday.
Lampard uncharacteristically lost his cool during the 5-3 defeat and got himself embroiled in a heated exchange with the Liverpool bench.
The Blues boss brushed it off in his post-match interview and said he had no problem with Jurgen Klopp.
“Fair play to Liverpool Football Club, they’ve won the league, but also don’t get too arrogant with it. That was my point, but it’s done. In match play, you can get emotional and that was it,” Lampard told Sky Sports after the game.
The Times has reported that Lampard was “still upset” after the game, but will not face any internal disciplinary action from Chelsea.
While Lampard said he had no issue with Klopp he did swear at the Liverpool boss as tempers flared.
Footage later emerged showing the incident which ended with The Times claiming Lampard said to Klopp: “You can f*** off and all. You think you can give it the big one? F*** off.”
The fracas started after Lampard was incensed after Mateo Kovacic was penalised for a foul which was penalised with a free-kick, which led to the home side’s second goal.
“How is that a foul? There’s no foul,” Lampard shouted at the Liverpool dugout.
He then moves towards Klopp and says: “Sit down then.”
‘You can f*** off and all’
Klopp says “calm down, clam down” but the Chelsea boss then turns to the Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders.
“If he’s going off at me I’ll f***ing say something,” Lampard said, pointing at the Liverpool dugout. “It’s not a f***ing foul, I’m not asking you!”
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Klopp then shouted “hey!”
Lampard then turns his frustration back to Klopp, saying: “You can f*** off and all” he replies. The fourth official intervenes and the Chelsea head coach has the final word. “Tell them to have respect, sit down,” he says.