Sean Dyche criticises Jürgen Klopp for calling out Burnley players by name

‘My disappointment is he is name-checking players - there is absolutely no need to do that’

Sean Dyche has criticised Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp for singling out individual players when complaining about Burnley's challenges after Saturday's 2-0 win over the Clarets.

Klopp mentioned Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood as he expressed his unhappiness at some of the challenges made in the match and revealed his concerns at the idea of referees letting games flow more.

The German said he was “not 100 per cent sure if we are really going in the right direction with these kind of decisions” and stressed the need to protect players.

Asked on Monday for his response to Klopp’s comments, Burnley manager Dyche told a press conference: “My main disappointment actually is not a view of the game – I think every manager, every coach, every pundit, every fan has a view of the game.

“My disappointment is he is name-checking players – there is absolutely no need to do that.

“We have professional players who have worked very, very hard in their careers to get to where they have got to. The implication of them being untoward in some of their challenges I think is wrong, I think it’s inappropriate.”