The managers of Liverpool and Burnley, Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche could not hold their peace when their team met at Anfield on Thursday, January 21. The two coaches took their fight to the tunnel before they went to their separate teams’ dressing room after the half time whistle.
Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche started their heated argument while walking down the tunnel after the center-referee, Mike Dean, blew the halftime whistle but kept the players on the pitch to review an incident that happened on the pitch via the Video Assistant Referee.
The incident occurred between Liverpool’s Fabinho and Burnley’s Barnes which led to a scuffle between the two clubs at halftime and extended to Klopp and Dyche.
Klopp who seemed angrier about the unknown cause of the minor scuffle with Burnley’s coach was seen following Dyche into the tunnel displaying a furious gesture.
At the end of the match which ended 1-0 in favor of Burnley, Dyche insisted that the argument meant nothing, noting that it was just an argument between two coaches “fighting to win a game.”
Burnley’s 1-0 win over Liverpool ended the reigning Premier League champions’ 68-game Premier League unbeaten run at Anfield and added to the woes of Jurgen Klopp whose team has not scored any goal since the beginning of 2021.
4 – This is the first time a Jürgen Klopp side has gone four league games without scoring since his Mainz side did so in the Bundesliga, between November and December 2006. Throwback. pic.twitter.com/0rvM29BG9D— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 21, 2021
It has become so bad for Liverpool that the club has failed to win their last 5 Premier League games. This poor form has taken Liverpool from the top of the table to the 4th spot with 34 points in 19 league games.
As it stands, Jurgen Klopp and his boys are 6 points away from first-placed Manchester United which means that before Liverpool can get back to the top, the three teams ahead of them must lose at least two games while the Merseyside club continues to win.
While reflecting on the outcome of Thursday’s match, Jurgen Klopp blamed himself for the 1-0 defeat in the hands of lowly rated Burnley and stressed that he would make Liverpool try harder.
“The game was impossible to lose, but we did,” Klopp told Sky Sports after Liverpool fell to lowly rated Burnley on Thursday night. “That’s my fault because it’s my job to make sure the boys have the right feelings, the right amount of confidence, and make the right decisions.
“That obviously didn’t work out because we had the ball a lot, created some situations that were OK, but in the final moment or decision-making is not right at the moment, and that’s the problem.
“You have the ball in the right place but then you don’t shoot, you pass. I’m pretty sure I said the same thing last week.
“When you have the problem of something not working you have to try harder, longer, and more often and make better decisions. It’s obviously didn’t work out tonight and we have to admit that, there’s nothing else to say about it.
“It’s always my fault, the things that don’t work are my fault, the things that do work are down to the players. Credit to the players because it’s what they make of it.
“We have worked so long together now that if I make clear which movements make sense and will hurt the opponent and we don’t do them, then I have to make it clearer. That’s how it is.”