Frank Lampard did not hold back his disappointment when Kepa Arrizzabalaga committed a defensive blunder in Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool. The Spainish goalkeeper gifted Sadio Mane a cheap ball as the Senegalese striker fired home Liverpool’s second goal to give the Blues a 2-0 win.
Chelsea have been in the market to sign Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 side Rennes and the deal is getting close for the goalkeeper to challenge Kepa in between the sticks.
And after the game, Lampard gave a damning response to the goalkeeper who allowed Jurgen Klopp’s men extend their lead in the game at Stamford Bridge. Speaking to BBC Sport, Lampard said: “[It was a] big mistake. “Clear mistake and when you reflect on the half without the mistake and the penalty we draw the game 1-1.
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“I’m actually happier in many ways [with the performance] than I was after Brighton on Monday.” The Blues boss added: “It is a clear mistake that cost us, then we have a penalty that we could score. “He has to keep working, he has support around him.” Kepa was also caught in no man’s land when Andreas Christensen delivered a rugby-like tackle on Mane and was sent off after a second look at VAR.
Sadio Mane’s brace was enough to fire Liverpool to a 2-0 win over 10-man Chelsea in a thrilling Premier League match played on Sunday, September 20, at Stamford Bridge. Senegalese hit-man struck twice in quick succession in the second half of the match to inspire the reigning Premier League champions to victory. Reds dominated proceedings from the blow of the whistle and nearly scored in the 11th minute through Roberto Firmino whose close range shot was blocked on the line by Christensen.