Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has compared Chelsea to his classic Borussia Dortmund team.
Klopp won back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Dortmund in 10/11 and 11/12, also securing the 2012 DFB-Pokal and reaching the 2013 Champions League final.
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- Lampard left Derby to replace Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager in the summer.
- He has taken just eight points from five Premier League games so far.
- But youngsters Abraham, Mount and Tomori have scored each of their 11 EPL goals.
- Klopp has said Lampard’s Chelsea remind him of his Dortmund side ahead of their clash this weekend.
- Lampard fielded Chelsea’s youngest squad since 1994 for their 3-2 win at Norwich with an average age of 24 years & 208 days.
He did so with a core of young, German talent including the likes of Mats Hummels, Mario Gotze and Ilkay Gundogan.
Chelsea have had a mixed start to the season but have seen the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori truly announce themselves, with the English trio responsible for each of Chelsea’s 11 Premier League goals so far.
Liverpool travel to Chelsea at the weekend and speaking at his pre-match press conference, Klopp was full of praise for Frank Lampard’s side, admitting he was excited by just how comparable they are to his Dortmund team.
Abraham worth £60m, says Klopp
Abraham has made a fine individual start to the new season, scoring seven goals in four Premier League games so far and staking a claim to be a part of future England squads.
And Klopp believes this form has already transformed him into a £60m player, adding that he, Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi are worth a combined £180m between them.
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