Frank Lampard fined by FA for violating rules post Liverpool defeat, Everton interested in City’s Zinchenko

The Football Association has fined Everton manager Frank Lampard PS30,000 following comments made following their April loss in a Merseyside Derby. Everton coach Frank Lampard has been fined PS30,000 ($37,779) for criticising referee Stuart Attwell during the defeat of his side by Liverpool in last month’s Merseyside derby. Everton approached the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) after the match asking why the Anthony Gordon challenge was not investigated further. In a press conference following Frank Lampard’s game, the Toffees Everton Football Club manager suggested the result might have been different had this incident happened against Liverpool players.

Frank Lampard has been slapped with a PS30,000 fine by the FA after being charged with a rules violation over comments he made criticising referee Stuart Attwell following Everton’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool last month. Referee Stuart Attwell did not award a penalty for challenging Everton’s Anthony Gordon. Everton boss Frank Lampard said following their 2-0 loss that the spot-kick would have been given had the challenge been made Liverpool man. In the second half, Toffees winger Anthony Gordon went down in the box following a clash with Liverpool defender Joel Matip – but referee Stuart Attwell did not award a penalty. Lampard made clear referee Stuart Attwell would have granted a similar sentence for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

The score was 0-0 at the time, and the Blues went on to lose the Anfield derby against Merseyside clubs. Everton, who secured their Premier League survival by beating Crystal Palace in a thrilling 3-2 victory on May 19, lost to Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Anfield on April 24, with the score at 2-0. Everton Football Club Head Coach Everton made a number of inflammatory statements following the Premier League game against Liverpool on Sunday, April 24, 2022, and denied they constituted inappropriate behaviour as they implied and attacked the integrity of the match referee or referees generally and brought the match into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3.1. In January, Lampard arrived at Goodison Park with the team somewhere above the Premier League relegation zone. Still, he guided the team to a 16th-place finish, guaranteeing them a top-flight position for next season.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp was fined PS45,000 in February 2019 for comments made regarding Kevin Friend, and Chelsea’s then-manager Jose Mourinho was fined PS50,000 in 2015 for suggesting that referees were failing to make decisions in favour of his team. Everton is reportedly interested in acquiring Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko during the summer transfer window, and the Ukraine captain might be a fantastic fit for Frank Lampard’s squad. After joining City from Ufa in 2016, the dynamic midfielder has made 128 outings for the Citizens, providing two goals and 12 assists through left-back.