Liverpool boss Klopp not happy with ‘aggressive’ Burnley tackling

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According to the latest reports, Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez will face a minimum of six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a leg fracture against Burnley.

Sean Dyche admitted he was left "a little confused" by criticism from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over Burnley's tackling during Wednesday's Premier League fixture at Turf Moor.

Klopp crticised the match referee Stuart Atwell, saying: "'I said to the referee after the first sliding tackle (made) over six or seven yards, when he got the ball and everyone liked it: "'Please, tell them they can not do that'".

"And that's part of that front foot mentality - you've got to go and win the ball, and go and challenge against these boys, put a marker on the game, not only with good tackles, but with good play".

The Reds now have 39 points from 15 games and sit second in the table behind Manchester City, who are also unbeaten in England's top flight along with Liverpool. Dyche told his post match press conference. "I don't think there's many fans in this country that want to see tackling go out of the game".

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". That was the message we got after.

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

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

Dyche said the Klopp didn't mention one particular issue when the managers seemingly exchanged some heated words following the match.

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