Frank Lampard has praised Liverpool’s ‘great model’ but is keen for Chelsea to find their own path to getting back on top.
Despite their shock 3-0 defeat to Watford at the weekend, the Reds are still well on course to win their first Premier League title after dominating the campaign.
Jurgen Klopp made the move to Anfield in October 2015, finishing his debut campaign in eighth position and getting to the final of the Europa League.
However, since then Liverpool had gradually risen to the top of European football, winning last season’s Champions League and within touching distance of the Premier League title.
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Lampard has started his first steps at Chelsea this season, and while things have been tough during the campaign they remain inside the top four.
The two clubs face up in the FA Cup fifth round tomorrow night at Stamford Bridge, and Lampard has praised what Liverpool have done but doesn’t want to compare his journey to Klopp’s.
“It’s a reference. I get it,” Lampard said. “We’ve seen the Liverpool journey and it’s an incredible story of management, of club, of club together with management. I remember them linking and raising their arms when they drew 0-0 with West Brom.
“Probably slightly ridiculed for it at the time but it is now symbolic of the journey of this team that is now an absolute machine rolling everyone over until the last game.
“So, it’s a reference point in terms of when you see what a work in progress looks like, it can take time and behind a team that wins so many on the bounce is a lot of sweat and hard work from everyone involved which is what I am trying to do here.
“And then a plan that seems to have run through the club there and which is what we’ll try to do here as well and keep moving forward,…