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 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.
“My answer would be finally, I think it is time,” he said when asked about Frappart’s appointment.
“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.
“I am pretty sure, with all…
Source: Complete Sports