Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard thoughts on referee Stephanie Frappart.

Champions League holders Liverpool take on Europa League winners Chelsea in Istanbul tonight and Frenchwoman Frappart, 35, will take charge of a major men’s Uefa cup final.

Frappart, has officiated in numerous Ligue 1 games in France, will be assisted by Italy’s Manuela Nicolosi and Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill – the same trio which took charge of the Women’s World Cup final in June.

“It is time it happens. I have not a lot of experience with female referees. In Germany, Bibiana Steinhaus is doing them and it took a while until she was considered to be ready. I am happy we can be part of that historical moment. I think there are still so many things in the world out there that we are obviously not smart enough to make the right decision, so it is a very, very smart decision that we can finally bring a woman to be the referee of a very, very important game, a big game in front of millions of people.” Klopp said.

“It’s great news. I’m very pleased to be a part of this moment in history.” Lampard said.

“What I said before, gender doesn’t matter at all.” Virgil van Dijk added.