Liverpool trip one to relish for Dyche
Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his players shouldn't fear facing title hopefuls Liverpool on Sunday but rather relish the occasion.
The Clarets make the trip to Liverpool seeking to pull off a major upset by becoming the first team to beat the Reds in the Premier League at Anfield this season.
Few will give Dyche's squad a chance after back-to-back defeats to Newcastle and Crystal Palace ended their unbeaten start to 2019 and left them within five points of the relegation zone.
However, Dyche is remaining positive about Sunday's encounter having seen his Burnley team secure a draw on Merseyside last season, while a win over Tottenham recently has boosted his belief that they can claim another scalp.
“We know we’ve got Liverpool next and they are different games,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
“Beyond that, we’ve a fair run of games, but even those games (against Liverpool) are great games to have.
“No one is expecting anything of anyone this season (at Anfield), certainly not us going there.”
Despite their two most recent performances, Dyche believes Burnley should take heart from their eight-game unbeaten run to start the year when they look for reasons why they could stop Jurgen Klopp's side.
“You lose two and that makes another story,” added Dyche. “But we’d not been beaten in eight, so if you put the two in 10, absolutely terrific," he added.
“The points return in those games is 18 points, nearly two a game in the Premier League is really good.”
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