It doesn’t happen every week, but when Frank Lampard loses his cool on the sidelines, be it defeat, the calm and collected personality changes drastically when he lets his passion and emotion take over.
The Chelsea boss was unhappy on Wednesday with the behavior of the Liverpool bank, most notably Jurgen Klopp’s No 2 Pep Lijnders, pending Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick in the 5-3 defeat at Anfield.
Lampard repeatedly yelled ‘f *** off’ towards the Reds dugout and got involved in a heated exchange with opposite number Klopp.
Frank Lampard (L) was angry with the behavior of the Liverpool bench prior to the second goal
Lampard was furious after a soft mistake was given and told his counterpart Jurgen Klopp to ‘f *** off’
When asked about the dialogue afterwards, Lampard said: ‘I have no problem with Jurgen Klopp, he led this team and it is fantastic.
Part of the bank, it’s a fine line between when you win and they win the league, fair play for Liverpool Football Club, but don’t get too arrogant with it either. In match play you get emotional and that’s it. ‘
But does Lampard have a point, or is it a matter of sour grapes from the Chelsea manager, who has indulged in passionate animations and goading himself during his first two years in management?
Lampard was unhappy, then accused Premier League champions of ‘arrogance’
Even from his very first game in management, at the helm at Derby against Reading in August 2018, Lampard enjoyed a last-minute Tom Lawrence winner at Madjeski Stadium to the max.
Lampard stretched his arms wide and embraced his backroom team before punching his fist at the home stall, giving his management career a dramatic yet memorable start.
However, in a season when he led the Rams to the championship playoff final, it was the raw scenes after full-time in the semifinals that really stood out.
After a season-long feud with Leeds United after what came to be known as ‘spygate’ and Lampard’s angry reaction to Marcelo Bielsa’s overt admission to spy on his opponents, the two teams met a place at Wembley and a shot in the Premier League at the line.
Lampard returns to the stand on Elland Road after Derby’s famous victory over Leeds last year
Trailing after the first leg, Lampard’s team surprised Leeds on Elland Road and the whole Derby team milks victory in the aftermath.
After emotional scenes on the field, Lampard and the Derby squad celebrated Leeds fans with their own song about ‘Spygate’ and the then Rams boss, bouncing wildly up and down ‘Stop crying Frank Lampard!’ Sang.
Lampard himself was in the middle of it, his suit soaked with champagne and pretending to cry at the cameras of players shooting in the locker room.
Lampard was in the middle of the Derby parties after the victory in the playoffs
The Derby manager imitated crying in response to the Leeds song: “Stop Crying Frank Lampard!”
But after receiving a £ 2,800 bill after a post-game party, Lampard’s side of Aston Villa lost in the final and missed the promotion.
Well, Derby did it anyway. Chelsea cult lampard was named the club’s new manager last summer and has certainly yielded to some extended celebrations after key goals and wins in a mixed Premier League season.
A match-up against former boss Jose Mourinho in Tottenham in December sparked a 42-year-old’s passionate – some exaggerated – reaction.
Lampard jumped up and down the sidelines before screaming and gesticulating wildly for the Chelsea supporters after the game.
Lampard celebrated the wild after his Chelsea squad defeated Spurs on their home turf in December
The Chelsea manager jumped more than two minutes before the away team
In fact, Lampard bounced around Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for more than two minutes, even taking off his jacket and throwing it into the crowd after the Premier League win.
Lampard certainly seems to be three points above a London rival – a week ago Tammy Abraham at Arsenal won Lampard again a week later, although he remained within his technical room.
Lampard often hugs and screams after a big moment with his assistant manager Jody Morris, and on this occasion he has a solid blow to his stomach after the Emirates goal.
A late Tammy Abraham winner sent Lampard’s pulse in the Emirates in December
But something about beating former boss Mourinho – and of course Tottenham – also clearly gives Lampard an extra punch to celebrate.
After Chelsea’s second time at Stamford Bridge in February, he turns and jumps into the air, rousing Chelsea fans before throwing his arms toward the Spurs dugout.
So, Lampard clearly enjoys celebrating wild moments. Klopp does that too and is known for his extensive, ready-made animations after a big moment for his team.
While there may be an official and metaphorical line that shouldn’t be crossed on the sidelines and whether Liverpool crossed the line on Wednesday night or not, it’s certainly a line Lampard himself has drawn before.
Lampard jumped over the sidelines after a decisive second goal against Spurs in February
After an icy meeting, Lampard and Klopp shook hands at the last whistle