Burnley's Sam Dyche dismisses Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, says Daniel Sturridge cheated

Rex Christensen
December 7, 2018

Jurgen Klopp's side came through a tough, bruising examination at Burnley after going a goal behind early in the second half to set a new club record for the most points gained (39) from the opening 15 matches of a league season.

Klopp was unhappy with some of Burnley's slide tackles in Liverpool's victory at Turf Moor, one which resulted in Joe Gomez suffering a fracture to his lower left leg that will sideline him for around six weeks.

"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 can not do that", the German said in his post-match news conference. Because you get the player as well.

"Initial indications suggest the 21-year-old is facing a spell of up to six weeks out of action, though this is dependent on how his treatment and rehabilitation programmes progress".

"It's amusing, he didn't reference Daniel Sturridge's cheating", Dyche said a news conference on Thursday.

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"Of course, there's a couple of tackles that could have gone either way but they've managed to get the ball and that makes all the difference but I thought we reacted well".

'I think you've got to expect that, ' he said.

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

Dyche, however, was quick to praise his team and take a dig at Klopp's side for alleged 'cheating'.

"We just expect ourselves to win games and perform to the level that we have been - and if we do that we can keep winning". I fancied Bournemouth to win quite comfortably.

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