Cape Town - Sean Dyche says his Burnley players should
relish testing themselves against Liverpool when they face the title contenders
The Clarets make the trip to Anfield 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
“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 winning 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.”