Anfield

Next Game

Liverpool v QPR

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Loftus Road Stadium

Last Game

QPR 0 - 0 West Ham

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Lampard 'worth weight in gold'

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Chelsea could regret allowing veteran midfielder Frank Lampard to leave the club after 13 seasons at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 03/06/14 at 11:59 Post Comment

Frank Lampard: Scored 211 goals in 13 seasons at Chelsea

Frank Lampard: Scored 211 goals in 13 seasons at Chelsea

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 35-year-old - Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer - has confirmed he will leave the club and has been linked with a move to new MLS franchise New York City FC, although they are only one of 16 teams that have approached him.

"Absolutely I would keep him at Chelsea," Redknapp said of his nephew, who is continuing his World Cup preparations in Miami as part of England's 23-man squad.

"He's worth his weight in gold just to be around the place.

"I think Roy Hodgson feels the same. You need good characters around whether it is England or your football club.

"You've got Steven Gerrard and Lampard with England - proper guys that the youngsters can look up to."

Redknapp played in the United States himself with a three-year stint with the Seattle Sounders in the late 1970s, and he said he could understand why his nephew could be attracted by the prospect of a move across the Atlantic.

"Maybe if he's going to go, now's the time," added Redknapp.

"I'm sure he'll be focused on the World Cup now - he won't be thinking about much else.

"It could be exciting to go to New York, though - a new project over there - but he'll be successful in whatever he wants to do. He's got his girlfriend as well, and they might fancy New York for a couple of years.

"I went out to Seattle and had a great time, a fantastic experience.

"Thierry Henry's out there now and Jermain Defoe, but in the 1970s there were much better players out there!

"You had Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Gerd Muller, Pele and Carlos Alberto.

"Most of that great Dutch team of the 1970s went out there, and even Bobby Moore and George Best at points too.

"I think it was far more star-studded then, but it has moved on a level again recently."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Player of the Year.

Harry Kane lands PFA Young Player of the Year award

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is just a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company