Paul Lambert insists leading Wolves to victory at Liverpool topped Celtic triumph at Anfield



Paul Lambert insists masterminding Wolves’ memorable FA Cup victory at Liverpool topped playing his part in Celtic’s stunning UEFA Cup win at Anfield 14 years ago.

Championship outfit Wolves stunned Jurgen Klopp’s team in a 2-1 fourth round success on Saturday with goals from Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann.

Lambert enjoyed success as a player on Merseyside after strikes from Alan Thompson and John Hartson helped the Hoops see off the Reds on their way to the UEFA Cup final, which ended in defeat to Jose Mourinho’s Porto.

The former Scotland internationalist celebrated with the euphoric 8,300 strong away support at full-time and the ex-Norwich City and Aston Villa boss insists the weekend’s win eclipsed anything he had experienced at Liverpool in the past.

Lambert, whose side beat Stoke City in the previous round, said: “They very rarely come round but when they do, you enjoy it.

“That’s what you play the game for, for moments like it.

“I’ve never been beaten here as a player or a manager, and that was the sweetest one of them all.

“I came with teams in the Premier League and with a Celtic team that made a European final.

“But that’s the sweetest one because of where they are in the divisions, how much resources are on show, the stature of the clubs and everything that was going against us before the game.

“But we met it head on and I thought we deserved to go through.

“The support was unbelievable and for them it might be one of their greatest days, coming up here and winning.

“The players are unbelievable. We might not win every game but it’s exciting. You see with the support, everyone’s connected.

“The way we’re playing – it’s fantastic to watch.”