Sean Dyche Praises Burnley Performance Despite Liverpool Defeat

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche is quite happy with his side’s performance in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.

The Clarets were searching for their first win since their 2-1 win over Cardiff City back in September. Jack Cork’s 54th minute strike gave a glimmer of hope to the home side but James Milner reduced the deficit just eight minutes later.

Burnley took a more physical approach to deal with the threat of the Liverpool players and their rough tactics saw Joe Gomez stretchered off following a tackle from Clarets defender Ben Mee.

Despite their efforts a goal apiece from Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri ensured the Reds stay in touch with League leaders Manchester City.

Dyche said, “That was a lot more like it.

“We didn’t get the result and I’m not naïve enough to know that this is a results industry. But you’ve got to show a performance level to get results and that was there tonight.

“Over a season if we keep delivering that level of performance we will get our reward.

“I’m gutted for the players tonight. We all know Saturday wasn’t good enough. We made five changes and I was really happy with how they performed and took their chance.

“Now it’s about consistency. It’s hard when you’ve taken a knock and are on a bad run, its hard against sides like Liverpool when they have the power they have.

“But I thought there were some excellent challenges tonight. I thought some of the timing of the challenges were superb tonight. That’s part of that front-foot mentality.”

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