Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the Chelsea squad is so good that it would feel like a gift to the incoming manager Thomas Tuchel, as he believes the squad is that gifted. Though the German tactician expressed sympathy with Frank Lampard who was sacked on Monday Januar 25th by Roman Abramovich.
Lampard was sacked after a run of five defeats in eight Premier League games that left the Blues stuck down in 10th place 12 points adrift the leaders of the EPL table.
Lampard who over the summer received a significant investment from the club owner Roman Abramovich who spent £220million to bring in new players to the club to bolster Frank Lampard’s squad after an impressive first season. When asked about Lampard’s exit Jurgen Klopp had this to say;
“I think that Chelsea did an incredible job in the transfer market this summer, brought in really good players, and things like this need time. It’s normal,” said Jurgen Klopp, who took nearly four years to win his first trophy with Liverpool.
“It’s really harsh to make that decision really early. Mr Abramovich gives you some chances – players, money – but is not the most patient person in the world.”
Tuchel followed in Klopp’s footsteps when taking over at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund earlier in his managerial career.
Most recently, the German won two French league titles as Paris Saint-Germain manager before he too was sacked in December.
“For Thomas Tuchel it’s great,” added Klopp. “Unfortunately he’s a really good manager, I know him for a long time, I respect him a lot.
“This Chelsea squad is a present and I’m pretty sure Thomas sees it like that. They will be good.” Klopp said of the Chelsea squad and Thomas Tuchel taking over at Stamford Bridge
The German manager then went on to talk about his Liverpool side and their recent dip in form, he said
“In this world, we are losing trust and faith much too quickly, everywhere. Everything is great or the opposite. There are so many stages in between. We are working as a team on solutions,” added Jurgen Klopp.
“We want to be the team no one wants to play against. We have the chance to be that team tomorrow then on Sunday and again and again.
“We are on fire to strike back. The more negative things are thought or said about us, the more we want it.”
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