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Liverpool boss Klopp makes Lampard prediction after Everton sacking as Dyche warning sent

Liverpool boss Klopp makes Lampard prediction after Everton sacking as Dyche warning sent

Klopp has spoken ahead of Monday's Merseyside derby.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has wished Frank Lampard well following his sacking at Everton.

Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard was dismissed last month after a defeat to West Ham left Everton second bottom of the Premier League.

The 44-year-old had been in charge of the Toffees for less than a year.

He was replaced by former Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who guided Everton to a shock 1-0 win over Arsenal in his first match in charge.

Everton next face rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Monday in the Merseyside derby.

Klopp: Lampard will come again

Writing in his column for Liverpool's matchday programme, Klopp mentioned both Lampard and Dyche.

"Of course I extend this welcome to Sean Dyche, who is making his return to management at Everton after doing such a good job at Burnley," wrote Klopp.

"Obviously this means that Frank Lampard is no longer the manager of Everton but there is no question that he is young enough to come again so I wish him well.

"Sean's work speaks for itself. He has a clear idea of how he wants his teams to play and this means they are only ever a tough opponent.

"I know there will have been some who were surprised by Everton's performance against Arsenal last week and especially the result they got, but I was not. In a strange way, it felt almost expected.

"So, credit to Sean and his players for this victory. For us, we have a warning – not that we needed it – of what should be expected tonight.

"This is a derby so we need to fight with everything we have but only in a positive way. We have to fight to play football and nothing else. This is a game for passion but it can only ever be used in the right way. Nothing else makes sense."

Klopp has previously clashed with Dyche, with the German infamously confronting the former Burnley boss in the tunnel at half-time during a Premier League match at Anfield in 2021.

Both Klopp and Dyche have since played down the incident but the two managers will no doubt be desperate to get one over each other when their teams meet on Monday night.

Liverpool are currently 10th in the Premier League, 12 points off the top four an in desperate need of a victory to keep alive their slim top four hopes.

Everton, meanwhile, are third bottom of the league, one point adrift of safety.

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Topics: Liverpool, Everton, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Sean Dyche, Frank Lampard, Football