It was tense between Liverpool and Burnley (0-1), on Thursday during the 19th day of the Premier League. At halftime, coaches Sean Dyche and Jürgen Klopp had an intense exchange. When he returned to the locker room, Clarets’s manager said a few words in the direction of the German who, visibly angry, started following his counterpart to ask for some explanation. The scene was recorded by television cameras.
At the end of the meeting, the two men preferred to minimize this episode, even if Dyche’s words suggest that Klopp did not appreciate Burnley’s very defensive style of play. “You know when we get to these places we are allowed to fight, we are allowed to try to win,” Diche said. “That was all. things have been said, but nothing unusual. These are two managers who play for their teams, they want to win a game. There is nothing wrong with that. “
“I did not start”, relaxed Klopp
“If he does not talk about it, I will not talk about it, Klopp also scanned. I have not started, but it is nothing, everything is fine.” In the second act, Burnley finally achieved the unthinkable: they beat Liverpool at Anfield (0-1) thanks to a penalty by Ashley Barnes at the end of the match. Extremely dominant but awkward, the Reds conceded their first defeat in three years. For Burnley, this success at this stadium is the first since 1974.
A very disappointing defeat for Liverpool, now 4th after this fifth game in a row without a win and the fourth without a goal. “The game was impossible to lose, but we did it,” Klopp added. “It’s my fault because it’s my job to make sure the boys have the right feelings, the right amount of confidence and make the right decisions. Obviously it didn’t work because we had a lot of ball, we created good situations for ourselves, but the last move or decision is not fair, and that is the problem. The ball is in the right place, but then you do not shoot, you pass. I’m sure I said the same thing last week. “
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