Burnley manager Sean Dyche has accused Daniel Sturridge of diving during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory against Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp was not pleased with some of the tackles from Dyche’s side, which led to a few comments after the game.
One of the tackles from Ben Mee led to Joe Gomez fracturing his leg, which is why Klopp was so agitated during his post-match press conference.
Dyche was not pleased with the comments from the German, so he decided to hit back, and he took aim at Daniel Sturridge.
“It’s funny, he didn’t reference Daniel Sturridge’s cheating,” Dyche said, as reported by ESPN. “He never got touched, nothing near him, and actually got a free kick.”
Dyche also went on to say that Klopp’s comments regarding Burnley’s tackling had no substance behind them.
“I watched Liverpool as a kid and was a Liverpool fan growing up and they had a fantastic side of skill, will, demand and a physical edge,” said Dyche.
“If that has gone, or the suggestion is you’re not allowed to make those tackles that our lads made last night, and it’s been replaced by cheating, I absolutely am happy to be old-fashioned.
“I just can’t believe Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool fans — and I don’t believe they do — would want cheating in the game and sacrifice good, honest challenges.”