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Sean Dyche ‘confused’ about Jurgen Klopp comments on tackling during Burnley vs Liverpool game

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Joe Gomez was forced off with injury and both managers had a differing view on what were good and bad challenges A war of words between Sean Dyche and Jurgen Klopp is escalating as Burnley’s manager came out fighting in response to criticism from the Liverpool boss.

Klopp was unhappy with what he thought was overly physical approach from the Clarets’ during his side’s 3-1 victory at Turf Moor on Wednesday and revealed he asked referee Stuart Atwell to curb the challenges despite accepting they were not fouls.

“I just can’t believe Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool fans – and I don’t believe they do – would want cheating in the game and sacrifice good, honest challenges.” Dyche believes his side are subject to lazy stereotypes and that a lack of physicality has been one of the reasons they have struggled this season.

I think Ben Mee’s was a fantastic tackle, and I think Gomez realised that.

Our tackle count’s down, our blocking count’s down, so how are you judging physicality?

Joe Gomez suffered an ankle injury in a challenge by Ben Mee, but Dyche commended his players for their tackling, citing Phil Bardsley’s challenge on Albert Moreno, which was not given as a foul, as the only dubious one.

“I watched Liverpool as a kid and was a Liverpool fan growing up and they had a fantastic side of skill, will, demand and a physical edge.
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