Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Liverpool boss Klopp blasts back at Dyche over Sturridge comments

Liverpool boss Klopp blasts back at Dyche over Sturridge comments

Liverpool FC moved back to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City thanks to their 3-1 win after the Citizens had sealed a 2-1 victory at Watford on Tuesday night.

"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.

But in the post-match press conference, Klopp vented his frustration at not just that challenge, but a number of Burnley tackles he felt were pushing the boundaries.

"I was a little confused".

"Sean Dyche is rightly upset and annoyed by the comments".

"And I thought we were effective in the way we mixed it - not enough - you have to win a game - but we've got to get back to being us, and get back to the consistency of being us".

"I think the only one that was questionable was from Bardo [Phil Bardsley]".

Jürgen Klopp has rejected Sean Dyche's claim that Daniel Sturridge cheated at Turf Moor and described the allegation as a diversion tactic by the Burnley manager.

And Klopp has leapt to the defence of his player, who he insists is an honest man.

"We send him our best if there is any injury 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".

Another personal record set on Wednesday night went to Milner, who after helping his side take the lead, scored in the 50th Premier League match of his career. We will see what we will do but we have other options of course.

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