Lampard and other members of his family have been keeping a bedside vigil ever since his mum Pat was admitted to hospital with pneumonia just over a week ago, but an improvement in her condition gave the midfielder the incentive to play in Chelsea´s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night.
"This time last week was very bleak," revealed Lampard. "I won´t go into details but we were getting a very bleak outlook. That was the hardest moment for me in my life."
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