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Sturridge has been accused of diving vs Burnley.

The Daniel Sturridge dive that has caused an argument between Sean Dyche and Jurgen Klopp

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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.”

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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."

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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.

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“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.

Topics:
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Sean Dyche
Phil Bardsley
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool
Burnley

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