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Burnley boss Dyche plays down argument with Liverpool counterpart Klopp

Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists there was nothing in his confrontation with Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp.

The pair were filmed arguing in the tunnel after the half-time whistle.

"It was nothing out the ordinary - just two managers fighting to win a game," Dyche said.

Asked about his side's performance, Dyche added: "We did the basics very well. Diligence to see jobs off. Popey has still had to make good saves. I always believed in the side to find a moment. We had a few. Barnesy got the penalty and slotted it away well.

"There is a way a game works out and you can see the patterns sometimes. You just worry a block lands to their players, it didn't feel like that game. They were probing but our shape and diligence was excellent. The will of the keeper and defenders to keep a clean sheet. And the strikers too. You defend from the front.

"We don't lack belief. We lack a bit of talent sometimes but not belief. When we get it right as a structure and a unit, doing the basics, it keeps you in a game and then you have to find a way to win it.

"We were close to winning here last season. It doesn't mean we will win tonight. But we took on a game plan the best way we could."

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