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Dyche 'confused' with Liverpool boss Klopp's comments

Klopp felt the referee could have offered more protection to his players. Credit: PA

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said he was "confused" by Jurgen Klopp's comments about tackling following Wednesday's clash with Liverpool.

Reds manager Klopp felt the referee could have offered more protection to his players in the 3-1 win at Turf Moor, where defender Joe Gomez was carried off on a stretcher in the first half after a sliding tackle in the wet conditions.

But speaking at his press conference ahead of Saturday's clash with Brighton, Dyche said: "I was a bit confused.

"There were some excellent tackles. The only one that was questionable was Bardo's (Phil Bardsley).

"Ben Mee's was a fantastic tackle and I think Gomez realised that. We send him our best if there is any injury but it wasn't from a bad tackle.

"Of course football managers can question whatever they like but I don't think they can reinvent the rules. I don't think there's many fans in this country that want to see tackling go out of the game."