Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche, embroiled in an angry halftime break following an incident between Fabinho and Ashley Barnes, sparked tension on the field … as Liverpool boss enraged his Burnley rival in the tunnel
- Liverpool were frustrated when Burnley was in the first half of Thursday’s league game
- When the goalless first half ended, the two players were in a fight
- The anger spread on the line of contact when Jürgen Klopp and Sean Dyche participated
- Klopp chased Dyche down the Anfield tunnel while gesturing angrily
Jurgen Klopp chased Sean Dyche down the tunnel at halftime of Liverpool’s Premier League game against Burnley in an angry exchange between the two managers.
The Premier League champions were frustrated by Dyche’s Clarets in the first half of Thursday’s Anfield clash, and spirits flared between the two teams when Burnley’s Ashley Barnes was drawn into a fight with Fabinho.
After the two tangled their legs after the whistle at halftime, players from both sides got into a fight – and the anger spread to the sidelines as the two managers started arguing.
Jurgen Klopp (right) and Sean Dyche (left) were embroiled in a furious argument at halftime of Liverpool’s game against Burnley
The turn came when both players fought at half-time on Anfield
Dyche ran down to the changing rooms and his German counterpart followed him down the tunnel, gesturing angrily.
The Burnley boss stopped in the tunnel to speak to Klopp, where the argument briefly continued.
Liverpool defender Fabinho was booked by referee Mike Dean as VAR reviewed the altercation between the Brazilian and Barnes, who received no caution despite a yellow card at the beginning of half.
The home side were frustrated in the first half when the Clarets struck a goalless draw as their long quest for a Premier League goal continued.
Klopp (center) chased Dyche (left) down the Anfield Tunnel as the argument heated up
The couple continued their line in the tunnel before Dyche stormed into the locker room
The whistle at halftime signaled 315 minutes without finding the network in the Premier League for Liverpool. This run goes back up to four and a half games.
Klopp’s side nearly took the lead when Divock Origi clearly ran through the gate towards the end of half but smashed the bar when it looked easier to score.
Dyches Burnley has frustrated Liverpool in the past when the Clarets drew 1-1 at Anfield last season – although Klopp’s side were already confirmed champions at the time.
Ashley Barnes (center) clashed with Fabinho (left) while whistling to trigger a scrap