- Liverpool vs Chelsea UEFA Super Cup clash will light up Vodafone Arena in Istanbul
- Jurgen Klopp insists he has to behave well all through the encounter
- France’s Stephanie Frappart will be the first female to referee a UEFA top game
Liverpool welcome fellow Premier League side Chelsea to the Vodafone Arena as they battle for the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, August 14.
The duo were victorious on the continent last season - with the Reds winning the Champions League and the Stamford Bridge side lifting the Europa League.
However, this will be the first time a female referee will be handling a match of such magnitude and importance.
UEFA confirmed earlier this month that France’s Stephanie Frappart will be referring the match and the German tactician admitted that it would be his honour to have the lady officiate the game.
The 52-year-old said he has witnessed female referees while in the German League but none has the importance of this meeting.
He said: "Finally. I think it is time’. “I have a lot of experience with female referees in Germany.
"I'm really happy that we can be part of that historic moment. I think there are so many things in the world, out there about which are not smart enough to make the right decisions.
"But that's very smart decision that we can finally bring in a woman to be a referee of a very important game and a big one in front of many people.
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The former Borussia Dortmund manager further revealed that he must be in his best character during the game if he doesn't want his mother to get angry
"And we all, I'm pretty sure with all the emotions involved in the moment, I can say I am really sure to try to help tomorrow night not to make it more difficult than the game is anyway.
"I will be showing my best face otherwise my mum would be angry. It is the first one so maybe that makes it more special but I hope it is not the last.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Former Man United boss Jose Mourinho has urged Frank Lampard to infuse a bit of experience in the Chelsea team that will battle Liverpool for the UEFA Super Cup title.
The two Premier League teams will face off for the first time this season following their triumph in Europe last campaign.
Jurgen Klopp's men lifted the Champions League title, while the west London side were victorious in the Europa League after demolishing Arsenal in the final of the tournament.
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