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  • Updated: January 27, 2023

Premier League: I Feel For Frank Lampard - Klopp

Following the dismissal of Frank Lampard as Everton's manager, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he is sympathetic towards the Chelsea Legend getting axed.

Lampard was sacked on Monday afternoon on the back of a 2-0 defeat by West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.

The defeat compounded Everton's woes as the Toffees were left rooted in 19th position on the table with only Southampton below them on goal difference. 

Prior to Lampard's sack, Everton's board of directors missed the game against Southampton because of what the club claimed was a "real and credible threat to their safety."

This sparked speculations about the future of the former England international at the club who arrived at Goodison Park in January 2022 and helped the club avoid the drop last season.

Reacting, Klopp in his FA Cup pre-match news conference on Friday said: "I feel for Frank. He tried everything. It was not easy for him last year and he did well.

"Losing Richarlison and injuries can affect them - we know that. 

"Frank will come back. He's still a young coach and everything is ahead of him."

Everton are without a permanent head coach since Lampard was shown the door at Goodison Park.

The club's offer to Marcelo Bielsa to take up the role as Lampard's successor was turned down by the former Leeds United coach despite being the favoured choice of owner Farhad Moshiri.

Reports suggest that the club's hierarchy has shown interest in former Burnley boss Sean Dyche who is now in pole position to get the job.

The Toffees want Dyche who helped Burnley achieve their first European qualification in 51 years after leading them to seventh place in the top flight in 2017-18 to be in place before the weekend.

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