Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Sean Dyche Slams Liverpool for 'Cheating' During Reds' Win Over Burnley

Chris Hughton thinks his side deserved more at Turf Moor Chris Hughton thinks his side deserved more at Turf Moor
Kristopher Love | 07 December, 2018, 22:29

"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".

Gomez was clattered into the advertising hoardings at Turf Moor after Mee's tackle and Klopp criticised referee Stuart Attwell for being too lenient with Burnley's players.

"But with six or seven yards and then (slide), these times are over".

Liverpool have announced that Joe Gomez has suffered a fracture to his lower left leg and is set to be sidelined for around six weeks.

"Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit".

The Reds have plenty of options in reserve.

After those midweek games they also sit seventh in the Premier League table, which is a great achievement. He had been performing so well alongside Virgil van Dijk and with Dejan Lovren absent due to concussion, Bournemouth may sense an opportunity there.

Matip will then supposedly be there to provide cover, with the Cameroon global no longer a regular pick. The only one that was questionable was Bardo's [Phil Bardsley].

In response to Klopp's comments about the Clarets' rough approach, Dyche said: "Of course football managers can question whatever they like but I don't think they can reinvent the rules".

"I think Ben Mee's was a fantastic tackle and I imagine that a player, who seems to me an honest player, like Gomes, I think he realised that".

"We don't know in the moment, we sent him home so we have to see, but it's his ankle yes".

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.