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Dyche: This Is What We Like

Burnley boss and his troops up for the challenge as Reds head for Turf Moor

31 August 2019

Sean Dyche is hoping a sold-out Turf Moor and the Clarets’ underdog spirit can help inspire his team to take the fight to the European Champions.

Dyche’s men are no strangers to taking on the big boys as they tackle a fourth successive Premier League campaign.

The dominance of Manchester City and Liverpool in the league last season arguably took them to a new plain before the Merseysiders then won the Champions League final in June.

But that won’t stop the Clarets looking to bloody the nose of Jurgen Klopp’s men who have lost just one of their last 42 Premier League games.

“It’s no mean feat playing these clubs, we have done before,” said Dyche. “We’ve taken wins and draws off these clubs.

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“It is difficult, of course, but at home in front of our home crowd, full stadium, we like all that sort of business.

“I think the players thrive off that, and there’s always that underdog edge.

“It’s not guaranteed by any means but there’s that thing; they’ll be wondering, they’ll be thinking.”

Apart from bogey side Arsenal, the Clarets have beaten each of the established ‘big six’ during their time as a Premier League club.

Last season, it was Champions League finalists Tottenham who were put to the sword at Turf Moor as Burnley racked up an eight-match unbeaten run to propel themselves towards safety.

And Dyche hopes Liverpool will find it just as tough.

“I think the biggest thing is, I think teams after the second half of last season, in which we found our feet a little bit, remind themselves it’s not an easy task coming to play us, at home or away,” added the Burnley boss.

“But particularly at the Turf, with our fanbase as well.

“As much as they’re a very, very good side, like all these sides, you know, they’re not unbeatable.”

“We have to go in with that mentality and go deliver a performance.”

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