Sean Dyche explains half-time bust-up with Klopp at Anfield

Sean Dyche explains half-time bust-up with Klopp at Anfield

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has explained his bust-up with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the 1-0 win at Anfield on Thursday night. 

The Reds succumbed to their first home defeat since 2017 from a late Ashley Barnes penalty to further dent their title ambitions. 

It was during the match that the two managers were involved in a heated argument, but Dyche played it down saying it was nothing out of the ordinary. 

"It was nothing out the ordinary,” Dyche told Sky Sports. “Just two managers fighting to win a game."

It was Burnley's first win at Anfield in 46 years, and it moved them seven points clear of the bottom three. 

"We did the basics very well,” Dyche added. “Diligence to see jobs off. Popey [Nick Pope] has still had to make good saves. I always believed in the side to find a moment. We had a few. Barnesy got the penalty and slotted it away well.

"There is a way a game works out and you can see the patterns sometimes. You just worry a block lands to their players, it didn't feel like that game.

“They were probing but our shape and diligence was excellent. The will of the keeper and defenders to keep a clean sheet. And the strikers too. You defend from the front.

“We don't lack belief. We lack a bit of talent sometimes but not belief. When we get it right as a structure and a unit, doing the basics, it keeps you in a game and then you have to find a way to win it.

"We were close to winning here last season. It doesn't mean we will win tonight. But we took on a game plan the best way we could."

Burnley will be hoping to build on the Anfield win when they face Aston Villa and Chelsea in their next two matches. 

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