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Sport'Finally!' - Klopp, Lampard welcome 'very smart choice' of female referee for UEFA Super Cup

05:26  14 august  2019
05:26  14 august  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have welcomed the decision to appoint a female referee for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea. Stephanie Frappart will become the first female to officiate a major UEFA men's match when Lampard 's Chelsea face the European

Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have welcomed the decision to appoint a female referee for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea. Stephanie Frappart will become the first female to officiate a major UEFA men's match when Lampard 's Chelsea face the European

'Finally!' - Klopp, Lampard welcome 'very smart choice' of female referee for UEFA Super Cup © Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have welcomed the decision to appoint a female referee for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea.

will become the first female to officiate a major UEFA men's match when Lampard's Chelsea face the European champions in Istanbul.

Klopp believes it is high time a woman refereed such a high-profile fixture given female officials have already made positive strides in German men's football.

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"My answer would be finally, I think it is time," he said when asked about Frappart's appointment.

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Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have welcomed the decision to appoint a female referee for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea. "It is a very smart decision to have a woman to be the referee in a very important game before millions of people. "I am pretty sure

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"I have a lot of experience with female referees in Germany. It took a while before she was considered – not by the professionals, more by the referees – to be ready. Meanwhile, she has settled and I am really happy we can be part of this historic moment.

"It is a very smart decision to have a woman to be the referee in a very important game before millions of people.

'Finally!' - Klopp, Lampard welcome 'very smart choice' of female referee for UEFA Super Cup © OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images Chelsea's English head coach Frank Lampard attends a training session ahead of the UEFA Super Cup 2019 football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Besiktas Park stadium in Istanbul on August 13, 2019. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

"I am pretty sure, with all the emotions involved, we will all try not to make it more difficult than the game is. I will be showing my best face, otherwise my mum would be angry.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard described the all- female officiating personnel at the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday “a historical moment” as his side get Speaking at his pre-match presser, new Chelsea boss Lampard , who won both of those competitions with The Blues as a player this decade, said he

The first all-English Uefa Super Cup final offers the remedy and a potential platform for what lies In Jürgen Klopp and his European champions, Lampard faces the highest calibre opponents of his For Chelsea and Lampard , who lost two Super Cup finals as a player with the club, the aims are more

"It is the first one, so maybe that makes it more special, but I hope it is not the last."

Lampard thinks the huge attention garnered by the Women's World Cup in France this year – where Frappart refereed the final – proves more women should be involved in the sport's biggest matches.

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"I am very pleased to be a part of this moment in history, it is very much due," he said.

"The game has come a long way, in many ways: in terms of the Women's World Cup, which we all watched; in terms of how much respect the game is getting; how many people are watching it.

"We were very slow on this in many ways and they are now getting the interest. We are very pleased to be part of it and that we are making big strides in the development. It is a historic moment and another step in the right direction, I would say."

'Finally!' - Klopp, Lampard welcome 'very smart choice' of female referee for UEFA Super Cup © OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp smiles during a training session ahead of the UEFA Super Cup 2019 football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Besiktas Park stadium in Istanbul on August 13, 2019. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

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