Burnley boss Dyche accuses Liverpool of 'cheating.'

Joe Gomez

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche has defended his players and accused Liverpool of "cheating" following their 3-1 defeat at Turf Moor.

The injury represents a significant blow to Klopp, who had complained to the match officials about the manner of Burnley's sliding tackles before Gomez was caught by Ben Mee's follow through in the 20th minute.

"Nobody can judge that".

A Liverpool statement on Thursday said "initial indications" were that Gomez would be out for up to six weeks, "though this is dependent on how his treatment and rehabilitation programmes progress".

"I was a little confused".

"So it's a fact, it's not something I wanted, you want to go on and be recognised - and we have - but we need to use this to our advantage, and I think we did (on Wednesday)".

"Of course, there's a couple of tackles that could have gone either way but they've managed to get the ball and that makes all the difference but I thought we reacted well". I imagine a player who seems to be an honest player, in Gomez, realised that. That was the message we got after.

"We send him our best if any injury has occurred but it wasn't from a bad tackle".

"It's amusing, he didn't reference Daniel Sturridge's cheating", Dyche said a news conference on Thursday.

Dyche, however, was quick to praise his team and take a dig at Klopp's side for alleged 'cheating'.

"At half-time he (Klopp) said we have to be more in the game, more lively in the game, and to win the ball more because a lot of times we played not forward but back. I didn't see anything in it other than players trying to win a football match, and showing the will, courage and demand to try to win a football match against one of the top sides in the country".

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