Burnley manager Sean Dyche has defended what he has described as 'honest' challenges against Liverpool.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has defended what he has described as ‘honest’ challenges against Liverpool.
Sean Dyche defended his Burnley players’ tackling against Liverpool, saying he was happy to be called “old-fashioned” if it meant being in favour of “fair and honest challenges”.
Klopp called for greater player protection after Joe Gomez was injured in a challenge by Ben Mee in Burnley’s 3-1 defeat at Turf Moor, but Dyche said he felt only one tackle, by Phil Bardsley on Alberto Moreno, might have gone too far.
The Clarets boss stood up for his players’ attitude to tackling in a long response to comments made by Jurgen Klopp after Wednesday’s game.