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Klopp responds to Sean Dyche's 'cheat' accusation at Daniel Sturridge

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7th December 2018
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Liverpool boss has defended after boss Sean Dyche labelled the striker a 'cheat'.

The two managers were seen in heated discussion after Liverpool's 3-1 victory at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Dyche voiced his frustration at Sturridge for going down too easily to win a free-kick in the first-half.

“It’s funny, he didn’t reference ’s cheating,” Dyche responded when asked about Klopp's comments of the Clarets being too physical.

“I just can’t believe and Liverpool fans – and I don’t believe they do – would want cheating in the game and sacrifice good, honest challenges.”

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However, this prompted Klopp to leap to his striker's defence ahead of their visit of on Saturday.

At his pre- press conference, Klopp said: “ is no cheat.

“I think what Sean tried to do there is to bring up another subject so somebody could speak about that.

“It was a normal situation which can happen, sometimes a striker expects a tackle and tries to avoid it by jumping?

“I can’t avoid it if people want to discuss Daniel, but on the other side I said what I had to say about that after the game, and different opinions are allowed obviously.”

The Reds came back from a goal down to beat Dyche's side 3-1, leaving them joint bottom of the Premier League with just nine points.

Klopp will now be hoping his side can keep up their momentum with a victory against at the weekend, with Man City facing away from home.

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