There were some excellent tackles - Dyche defends Burnley players after Klopp criticism

Ross Houston
December 7, 2018

"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".

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez could be out for six weeks after fracturing his left leg during Wednesday's victory over Burnley.

The German said: "When players are sliding in like that it can get unsafe, because of the speed, and somebody has to say stop with these tackles".


Unhappy Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp feels the days of the slide tackle are over, after Joe Gomez suffered an ankle injury at Turf Moor.

"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.

If City get this game out of the way and don't lose, I don't see how they don't go through the whole league season without losing.


Sean Dyche has called the challenge that led to Joe Gomez suffering a broken leg a "fantastic tackle" and dismissed Jürgen Klopp's criticisms of Burnley's approach as an attempt to "reinvent the rules".

"I don't think you win the league without that, so I think they're definitely moving in the direction that they want to". I imagine a player who seems to be an honest player, in Gomez, realised that.

I expect them to edge this one, too - but Bournemouth can't be underestimated this season.


That is the view of Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, who says that the Reds MUST win their game with Bournemouth (12.30) to put the pressure on City.

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