You have to be right on top of your performance levels
Liverpool are at the Turf tomorrow and that means a fourth visit for their manager Jürgen Klopp who has recorded two victories since his first visit in 2016 when goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray gave us a 2-0 win.
He wasn’t too happy last season because we went into tackles and came away with the ball but asked if he was looking forward to his visit tomorrow, he said. “Yes, of course. It’s great. Turf Moor is a really tough place to go. We had pretty much all weather circumstances there. I think my very first game there was one of the hottest days in England I ever experienced. Then we had wind, rain, everything.
“Probably everybody will write that it didn’t look like Sean Dyche and I were best friends after the last game. It was an intense game, Joe Gomez got injured, we had a couple of discussions, but both coaching staff, myself and Joe are proper competitors, so we don’t hide our emotions obviously. That can happen.
“But from my point of view, it was always completely respectful because I respect them and I respect Sean a lot, what he is doing there, to keep a team like Burnley really always on that level of motivation, determination and desire and all that stuff. It’s so difficult and they are doing that.”
Sean Dyche has seen the Clarets win one, draw one and lose one of the first three Premier League games this season but he is fully aware that it is a tough challenge tomorrow. “We know they are a very strong side,” he said. “We have taken wins and points off these sides before, but you have to be right on top of your performance levels.
“You have to be in the Premier League anyway, but against the real super powers you have to make sue you are at maximum performance. You have to stay focused on all areas of the game. You’ve got to attack well because you might not have the ball as much as you’d hope. You’ve got to defend well, for obvious reasons, and the transition is really important.
“When the ball turns over these clubs are effective very quickly so you have to make sure you get your defensive positions very early and you have to make sure that when they are expansive at times some of these clubs, including Liverpool, on turnover when you can be effective, I think you have to do these things well.”Share this page :