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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Chelsea are a ‘real challenger’ this season under Frank Lampard

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Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard had a nightmare get started as Chelsea supervisor on the weekend (Picture: Getty Images)

Liverpool and Chelsea meet within the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday night time and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has quite a few great issues to mention about his aspect’s combatants.

The annual conflict between the Champions League and Europa League winners is an all-English affair for the primary time in historical past as Klopp and Frank Lampard take their groups to Turkey.

Lampard will likely be taking a look to bop again from a nightmare begin to existence as Chelsea boss which noticed his aspect downed 4-Zero by way of Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Klopp will likely be taking a look to peer the previous England world bear extra distress in Istanbul, however recognises their risk and expects them to problem this season.

‘If people really think Chelsea are not a real challenger, I can’t assist those other folks,’ Klopp advised Liverpool’s legit web site.

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‘You best have to look at that group and what they’ve – they are in point of fact sturdy, younger and contemporary and the whole thing is thrilling within the second as a result of Frank is there new, the membership legend, [and can] make himself a title as a supervisor, which can occur 100 in line with cent.

‘You could see that immediately when he took over at Derby and now doing the job at Chelsea, so it will be really interesting.’

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Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp expects Lampard to be a luck at Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty Images)

Lampard used to be no longer afraid to unharness younger avid gamers from the beginning at Old Trafford, with Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham beginning the sport in opposition to United.

In a time of important trade at Stamford Bridge, Klopp sees Lampard’s legend standing on the membership and a center of attention on homegrown, younger ability is a excellent components for luck.

‘We know and we respect Chelsea a lot,’ Klopp endured. ‘We noticed the sport in opposition to Manchester United and if you happen to best noticed the end result then you don’t have any thought how the sport used to be as a result of they performed a excellent recreation.

‘They’ve had a few adjustments, they’ve a new supervisor, misplaced Eden Hazard, introduced in Christian Pulisic, introduced in all of the younger boys like [Tammy] Abraham and Mason Mount.

‘They are a in point of fact attention-grabbing group [with a] excellent plan. Frank did an excellent task final 12 months at Derby, he modified the soccer there – within the Championship with a football-playing aspect being a hit is in point of fact tricky, however he did it.

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‘They were unlucky in the end against a strong Aston Villa team not to get promoted. Now he is at Chelsea, his club, everything is fresh, everybody will be ready, everybody will be on their toes.’

Chelsea and Liverpool play at 8pm UK time on Wednesday, live to tell the tale BT Sport 2.

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