The two sets of management teams at Anfield got into an altercation following a controversial foul given against Chelsea in their defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night.
The incident in question saw Sadio Mane go down following a Mateo Kovacic challenge and a set piece was awarded to Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold stepped up and whipped a stunning free kick past Kepa Arrizabalaga to extend his side’s lead to 2-0 shortly before the interval.
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However, Frank Lampard was furious with the decision and strongly believed the foul should not have been given. David Lynch has reported that the Chelsea boss and assistant Liverpool coach Pep Lijnders were arguing on the sidelines over the decision.
The Premier League champions went on to win the game after an exhilarating 5-3 outcome, which boasted eight different scorers.
Loads of Reds fans are backing Lijnders and are praising him for his attitude towards the situation. One supporter has replied tipping him to be ‘our next boss after Klopp’. There’s no certainty over when Jurgen Klopp will leave his role at Merseyside, but Lijnders could be in line to take over once that day does come.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
our next boss after klopp pls I’m on my knees
— “VIRGIL” (@VeryVirgil) July 22, 2020
Absolutely love Lijnders
— Martin 1️⃣9️⃣ (@Turner_LFC) July 22, 2020
I love the passion that Pep Ljinders brings. He celebrates everything. Even when we are 4-0 up and we score with 50 seconds remaining he’ll celebrate as if we’ve scored the winner. Our identity is intensity !
— ગૌબ્રાહ્મણપ્રતિપલક (@Rohits_17) July 23, 2020
I really hope Pep is here for as long as Klopp is here, so important.
— P Mulvaney (@MulvaneyPete) July 22, 2020
Inject the salt straight into my veins
— César Caesar (@Blarney96721336) July 22, 2020
Gettt innn there Lijnders
— ℕ* (@TheUAlchemist) July 22, 2020
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