Frank Lampard says Anfield and White Hart Lane are toughest grounds for an away side

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The former Chelsea man was asked to pick his toughest Premier League away grounds.

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has told Sky Sports' Monday Night Football that Anfield and White Hart Lane are the toughest away grounds in the Premier League.

Lampard racked up more than four hundred Premier League appearances during a 14-year spell with the Blues, before heading to America with New York City, after a brief spell at Manchester City.

That means he has visited a number of away grounds over the years, most likely often in front of a hostile environment.

And when asked to pick the hardest away ground to travel to, Lampard has picked out Anfield and White Hart Lane.

“The toughest away grounds are Liverpool and Tottenham,” he told Monday Night Football.

“Liverpool was always an atmosphere, those special days we had in the Champions League there. That was their extra man in those big semi finals, and they can be hostile.

“I like that, that’s what it’s all about the Premier League, and Tottenham was such a ding dong for Chelsea. London derbies are always like that.”

Anfield has long been a notoriously hard place for away teams, with the famous atmosphere having lifted the Reds on numerous occasions, especially on European nights.

That has been lost in recent times though, with the likes of Crystal Palace in particular having enjoyed themselves on many occasions there in recent seasons.

Indeed, they were winners there this season as Jurgen Klopp suffered his first defeat as Liverpool manager in a clash with the Eagles.

If Liverpool are to return to the elite again, making Anfield a fortress once more is sure to be chief among the German’s priorities moving forward.

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