There’s no love lost between Sean Dyche and Jurgen Klopp, it seems.
After Liverpool beat Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor on Wednesday, the two managers had a rather heated exchange at full-time.
It’s reported that Dyche was annoyed with Klopp’s constant complaining to the referee, with the Liverpool boss moaning about the sliding tackles flying in from the home side.
In his post-match press conference, Klopp explained his frustrations about Burnley’s physicality, which resulted in defender Joe Gomez fracturing his leg.
"I said to the referee after the first sliding tackle [made] over six or seven yards, when he got the ball and everyone liked it: 'Please, tell them they cannot do that'", said Klopp, per the Liverpool Echo.
"It wasn't a foul but they cannot do that. It's like bowling because then four or five times it happened. Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit.
"Aggression is a part of football but be careful. Sliding over six or seven yards: these times are over. Usually, someone will not let you do that.”
But on Friday, the two managers were at it again.
Dyche responded to those Klopp comments by calling out striker Daniel Sturridge for his first-half dive.
"I was a bit confused," Dyche said on Friday morning, per the Liverpool Echo.
"Ben Mee's was a fantastic tackle and I think Gomez realised that. 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."
If you’re wondering what Dyche is talking about, take a look at the ‘horrendous’ dive from Sturridge:
However, shortly afterward, Klopp sat down in front in the media and was asked about Dyche calling Sturridge a cheat.
"Daniel Sturridge is not a cheat,” Klopp claimed.
“I’m not sure whether he (Dyche) spoke about the challenge of Bardsley on Moreno. What can I say?
“Sometimes a striker expects a tackle and tries to avoid it by jumping.”
Think it’s fair to say Dyche and Klopp just don’t see eye-to-eye.News Now - Sport News