By Adrian Kajumba For Mailonline
Published: 22:30 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 23:38 BST, 13 September 2020
Frank Lampard has reminded Jurgen Klopp that Chelsea have merely done what Liverpool already had by spending big in the transfer market.
A ball had not even been kicked before old rivalries were renewed last week and the sniping began, with Klopp aiming a dig at the Blues following their summer spree of £200million, and counting.
Klopp, who has added only £11.75m left back Kostas Tsimikas to his title winners, said: ‘We live in a world with a lot of uncertainty. For some clubs it seems to be less important how uncertain the future is — owned by countries, owned by oligarchs, that’s the truth.
Chelsea spent big over the summer including £90million on midfielder Kai Havertz
‘We’re a different kind of club. We got to the Champions League final two years ago, we won it last year, and became Premier League champions last season by being the club we are, by being led the way we are led. We cannot just change it overnight and say, “So now we want to behave like Chelsea”, now they’ve signed a lot of players.’
Lampard ended last season in an X-rated feud with Klopp and his staff on the Anfield sidelines, and the Liverpool manager’s latest jibes had potential to reignite the ill feeling.
Chelsea’s manager was much more measured and diplomatic this time, but he made his point just as effectively without any expletives.
But Frank Lampard has claimed his club's summer spending is not unusual for a team looking to win the game's biggest prizes
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