Frank Lampard made headlines for all the wrong reasons on Wednesday night following an ill-advised press conference. Following a 5-3 defeat to Liverpool, the Chelsea manager called Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff “arrogant”. Frank was upset with how Klopp and his staff reacted to a foul called, or something. He’s continued his crusade against the Liverpool manager in his final pre-match press conference of the season, suggesting that some sort of managerial code of honor has been broken.
“I think when you speak between managers, and there are lots of decisions that go and you can hear it more clearly now without the crowd.” Frank said. “And lots of managers will call for decisions and it may be right or wrong. And then you speak with each other.
“But when people on the bench jump up and want to speak across to myself and then smirk and smile and then continue to do so for quite a while, I think that is past the code.
“With cameras and microphones it was in full view and I regret the language that I used. I couldn’t help the passion that I felt. It wasn’t a foul as I saw it but even then I shouldn’t be swearing but I had an issue with some of the staff and it was against the code of how it works on the bench.”
The irony in all of this is that Lampard used to play for Jose Mourinho, a manger who is infamous for being a maniac on the touchline. Maybe Frank should worry more about his defense than what the champions are doing.