Viewers of the clash between Liverpool and Everton have flooded to social media on Sunday evening, to draw comparisons between Toffees boss Frank Lampard, and one of European football’s most infamous tacticians.
The latest edition of the Merseyside Derby is of course currently in the process of playing out at Anfield.
Amid a crucial clash at both ends of the Premier League table, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear that the action has proven of an altogether fiery nature thus far.
Goalscoring chances, in truth, have been few and far between.
But drama has nevertheless flowed throughout, with dives, crunching challenges, player scuffles and even a back-and-forth between the two managers having dominated the first-half headlines.
🗣️ “Honestly, GET UP.”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 24, 2022
Central to such fracas, altogether unsurprisingly, have been Everton’s stars.
Having evidently come to the conclusion that they would not be able to compete with their Liverpool counterparts from a purely footballing perspective, the Blues have done a fine job of eliminating any form of flow from the clash, by means of the game’s ‘dark arts’.
‘Channeling his inner Simeone’
And such antics, as alluded to above, have since culminated in comparisons being drawn between Frank Lampard and none other than the master of the dark arts, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone:
This is absolute carnage, Lampard has definitely been on the phone to Simeone the last few days
— James. (@afcjxmes) April 24, 2022
It seems Lampard has seen Simeone for some defensive tactics, 45mins and “world class” like Mane, Salah and Jota has no shot on target haha
— Bla Yaw✝🇬🇭 (@obrempong__) April 24, 2022
is lampard simeone in disguise!
— wolfie (@wrichie1) April 24, 2022
this Lampard/Simeone ball💉💉💉
— Ayanda (@ayandasburner) April 24, 2022
Lampard is nothing more than a Simeone regen
— Conorrrrr (@ConorIsTired) April 24, 2022
Lampard & Everton just going full on Diego Simeone & Atletico Madrid
— dogstronaut Nate (@NateWondzMan) April 24, 2022
Lampard chanelling his inner Simeone-Ball
— Hazim (@hazim_ajk) April 24, 2022
Diego Simeone and Frank Lampard over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/BzCcgVfzuH
— Halal Raf-U (@rafiudabosss) April 24, 2022
Who had Frank Lampard down as Our League’s Simeone?
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewin_) April 24, 2022
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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