Klopp and Dyche in furious tunnel bust-up as long-running feud continues

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Burnley boss Sean Dyche got involved in an angry exchange of words on the stroke of half-time in Thursday’s game at Anfield.

After a largely uneventful goalless first-half, things got heated between the players on the pitch when Fabinho and Ashley Barnes challenged for an aerial ball.

Fabinho appeared to aim a kick at Barnes, and it sparked something of a melee between the two sets of players.

The Brazilian was shown a yellow card, but a VAR review checked a possible red, and this drew Klopp back out from the tunnel, where he had been heading to address his players during the break.

Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche clashed at half-time

Dyche could then be seen saying something to Klopp as he himself made his way to the dressing room.

Klopp did a double take before turning around and angrily pursuing Dyche, waving his arms and gesturing angrily.

Dyche fired back before eventually making his way down towards the changing rooms, leaving a seething Klopp behind him.

The decision was not overturned to a red card, but it certainly livened up what until that point had been a rather dull encounter.

Klopp gesticulated furiously at Dyche

This is not the first time Klopp and Dyche have clashed, and they have a bit of previous relating to a match between the two teams back in 2018 at Turf Moor.

The duo shook hands at full-time of Liverpool’s 3-1 victory, but Dyche said something to Klopp which stunned the Reds boss, the Burnley chief scolding the German over some of his actions during the game.

Dyche took exception to Klopp’s complaints to the fourth official, and the pair becoming involved in a heated discussion, exchanging views with the home boss furious with Klopp calling for his players to be carded for challenges and perceived attempts to influence the officials.

The pair have never seen eye-to-eye
The pair have never seen eye-to-eye

Dyche has also recently disagreed with Klopp’s strong views that five substitutes should be allowed in the Premier League rather than just three this season.

It remains to be seen what both men say of the encounter after the match, but it does not seem likely they will be sharing a glass of wine at full-time.

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