SportThere were some excellent tackles - Dyche defends Burnley players after Klopp criticism

21:05  06 december  2018
21:05  06 december  2018 Source:   goal.com

Sean Dyche calls out Sturridge for 'cheating'

Sean Dyche calls out Sturridge for 'cheating' Burnley manager Sean Dyche has accused Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge of ‘cheating’, following the Clarets 3-1 home loss on Wednesday. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp started the post-match confrontation, by calling out Dyche’s squad for excessive tackling. Talking after the game, Klopp said: “The injury threat is massive. That was hard.” “You get the ball, nice, but it’s like bowling because you get the player as well. It happened four or five times.” “The first three or four challenges everybody likes it. I know that. It’s part of football but it lead to the situation. OK, no foul but Joe Gomez is injured.” However, Dyche was quick to defend his players, while also accusing England international Sturridge of diving. Speaking a day after the game, as quoted by Mirror Online, Dyche defended his players, saying: “I was a bit confused.” “There were some excellent tackles. The only one that was questionable was Bardo’s [Phil Bardsley on Alberto Moreno].” “Ben Mee’s was a fantastic tackle and I think Gomez realised that. We send him our best if there is any injury but it wasn’t from a bad tackle.” “Of course football managers can question whatever they like but I don’t think they can reinvent the rules.” “I don’t think there’s many fans in this country that want to see tackling go out of the game.” Dyche then went on to criticise Sturridge, saying: “He [Klopp] didn’t reference Daniel Sturridge’s cheating when he went down, nothing near him, and he got a free-kick for it.

Responding to Klopp 's criticism of Burnley 's strong tackling Sean Dyche defended his team, who have now lost six of their last seven matches in the Premier League. "I thought there were some excellent challenges tonight," he told reporters. "When you think about real challenges

Jurgen Klopp became embroiled in a heated discussion with Sean Dyche before pleading for more Burnley played with an aggressive approach and were quick to put in big tackles . ' There were some excellent challenges. That's part of that front foot mentality. You've got to put a marker on the

There were some excellent tackles - Dyche defends Burnley players after Klopp criticism © Provided by Goal Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

Sean Dyche admitted he was left "a little confused" by criticism from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over Burnley's tackling during Wednesday's Premier League fixture at Turf Moor.

The Reds overturned a second-half deficit to triumph 3-1 on the road, though victory came at a cost as defender Joe Gomez suffered a fractured left leg during the first half.

The England international was injured following a challenge from Ben Mee, with Klopp claiming after the game he had spoken to referee Stuart Attwell about the danger of injuries in the face of the home side's physical approach to proceedings.

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Burnley Football Club (/ˈbɜːrnli/) is a professional association football club based in Burnley , Lancashire, England. Founded on 18 May 1882

Burnley were content to let Liverpool have the ball and selectively press for counterattacking opportunities. Dejan Lovren was forced into an admittedly beautiful last-ditch tackle at the 3:42 mark after new signing Andre Gray was played through off terribly lackadaisical play from Liverpool.

"I said after the first challenge, I don't know who did it, sliding tackle from six or seven yards, getting the ball, everybody likes it, I said to the ref 'it's no foul but please tell them you cannot do that'," the German said in his post-match news conference.

"Nobody can judge that. You get the ball, nice, but it's like bowling. Because you get the player as well.

"It happened four or five times, everybody likes it, but Joe is injured, and probably not only a little bit."

Liverpool confirmed on Thursday that Gomez is set to be out for up to six weeks, meaning he will miss Liverpool's pivotal Champions League fixture with Napoli next week, as well as the home clash with Manchester United.

Dyche sent his best wishes to the 21-year-old but insisted Mee had done nothing wrong. He also hit back at Klopp with reference to another first-half incident, suggesting his opposite number had failed to talk about Daniel Sturridge appearing to dive when winning a free-kick just outside Burnley's penalty area.

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"I was a little confused. I couldn't make out what part of that was right and wrong," Dyche told the media. "What I would say is this, and I think it's important to register, there were some excellent tackles last night.

"I think the only one that was questionable was from Bardo [Phil Bardsley]. I think Ben Mee's was a fantastic tackle. I imagine a player who seems to be an honest player, in Gomez, realised that. That was the message we got after.

"We send him our best if any injury has occurred but it wasn't from a bad tackle.

"He [Klopp] didn't reference Daniel Sturridge's cheating when he went down, nothing near him, and he got a free-kick for it."

Dyche also made clear that Klopp appeared to be in a minority of one in thinking there was an issue over the struggling home side's approach to defending against a team sitting second in the table.

"Our lads went about their business terrifically last night and everyone else apart from the manager seemed to agree," he added.

"The media said we went about it the right way, tried to take on the game, tried to win a football match. I didn't see anything in it other than players trying to win a football match, and showing the will, courage and demand to try to win a football match against one of the top sides in the country."

Mane and Robertson could miss Burnley clash.
Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson could be rested for the midweek clash against Burnley. The Liverpool Echo reports that the pair are doubts for the game and could be rested with Jurgen Klopp growing increasingly concerned about the risk of injuries. Mane is struggling with a foot injury, while Robertson reportedly has a dead leg following the 1-0 win over Everton. Premier League fixtures are coming thick and fast for the Reds over the festive period, with Liverpool set to travel to Burnley on Wednesday night before another away game against Bournemouth for the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are both believed to be in contention to feature against Burnley with Roberto Firmino still struggling to find his best form. The Brazilian has looked a shadow of the player that impressed so many last season and could sit out of the clash against Sean Dyche’s side.

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