During Frank Lampard’s playing days, he was a part of a Chelsea side that were much stronger than Liverpool – no doubt down to the Russian revolution that took place in the early 2000s. However, times have changed and the Reds now find themselves the team to beat in the Premier League. Frank Lampard has been speaking highly of his Sunday opponents ahead of the fixture.
“Liverpool are the best team in the country on form,” he told the media at the press conference broadcast live on Chelsea’s official site. It is hard to disagree with the ex Derby County manager. The Reds have won all 5 of their opening league games and find themselves 5 points clear after just 5 games. The attacking threat that Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Bobby Firmino pose has Lampard frightened, saying “give them one second or half a second and they’re gone.”
The two teams slogged out a draw in the Super Cup in Istanbul before Liverpool took the game on penalties. The loss was a big lesson for Lampard but he took a lot of heart from the narrow defeat. The former England international said that the result showed him that they “can compete” with teams like Liverpool.
It promises to be an exciting game at the weekend with both teams looking to attack and counter attack. The Stamford Bridge boss believes that his team will have to play to their full potential in order to take anything from the game, continuing “if you aren’t at your best then they are a team who will punish you”. Jürgen Klopp will be looking to do just that when the two sides meet on Sunday.