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Dyche speaks out on half-time bust-up with Klopp

Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool, Sean Dyche - Burnley
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The two managers were involved in a heated exchange of words in the tunnel in a match that brought an end to the Reds’ home record.

Sean Dyche insists there is “nothing wrong” with his bust-up with Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League clash between Burnley and Liverpool on Thursday.

Tempers boiled over at Anfield with the score still tied at 0-0 until the break. A VAR check on a possible red-card incident kept both the teams on the pitch after the half-time whistle. Fabinho eventually only got a yellow for appearing to kick Ashley Barnes after both had challenged for the ball. 

However, the incident produced a reaction away from the pitch as Dyche and Klopp got involved in an animated argument. The Liverpool manager came racing after the Burnley boss as the latter headed down the dressing room.

Barnes struck in the 83rd-minuted as Burnley got a 2-1 win to end Liverpool’s run of 68 matches unbeaten at Anfield.

“You know when we come to these places, we are allowed to actually fight. We are allowed to actually try to win,” Dyche told Sky Sports about the incident post-match. “That’s all it was.

“A couple of things got said. It was absolutely nothing that should be out of the norm.

“It was just two managers fighting for their teams, wanting to win a game. There’s nothing wrong with that.”