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Dyche: Let's Be The Story

8 March 2019

Sean Dyche hopes his side can hit the headlines by throwing a spanner into a gripping title race.

The Clarets head to Liverpool on Sunday with all eyes on whether Jurgen Klopp’s Reds' can keep up the pressure on Manchester City at the Premier league summit.

But Dyche is focused solely on adding more points to Burnley’s total as they look to open a gap on the bottom sides.

The gaffer said: “They (Liverpool and City) are both fighting it out, both in with a strong chance of winning the title and that’s fantastic for everyone else to look at, but for us it’s about going out there and taking it on.

“We’ve got a challenge as well and we have to try and make this story about us.

“Can we get another point, or can we get another win? Those are the challenges; to see if we can take on mighty powers like Liverpool, at their place and get a result.

“Trust me, we are not interested in having a say in the title race; we are interested in getting points on the table.

“It’s not for us to decide who does what, but if we can win on Sunday it will be about us getting more points on the table and nothing more.

“Every manager looks after himself and we still have work to do.”

The Clarets head to Anfield with the knowledge they can get results against the big sides, as proven by denting Tottenham Hotspur’s sneaky title chances recently, and December’s draw away to a revitalised Manchester United.

And Dyche wants his side to take that belief with them to Merseyside, where his side are huge underdogs.

He added: “I was a Liverpool fan as a kid and it’s a fantastic, historic place to be.

“They’ve only lost one league game this season and with good reason because they are such a good side and strong squad.

“But down the years we’ve had some big results and this year we’ve had one against a fine side in Tottenham, coming after a good result at Old Trafford.

“We have to take the belief we’ve shown in those games into this one, and it is kind of different in these games.

“All our players will be well aware of the quality players Liverpool have, and when you play the big guns you need everything to go your way.

“You need to play well and that’s the first thing we hope to control.

“You might get a decision, but they are all ifs, buts and maybes.

“The one thing we can do is go out there and be clear minded.

“We’ve tried to do that all season, but we’ve done that more since Christmas.”

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