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Klopp stands by comments over Burnley’s dangerous challenges

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that using aggressive measures in tackling results is a dangerous risk and needs to be carefully monitored

The German’s comments come following Joe Gomez’s fractured leg injury due to a heavy challenge from Burnley’s Ben Mee.

Gomez was forced to withdraw after just 23 minutes of Wednesday’s game at Turf Moor and is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.

Afterwards, Klopp hit out at Burnley’s dangerous challenges – which left the Clarets coach Sean Dyche fuming.

But, while accepting Mee did not intentionally hurt Gomez, Klopp insists football needs to take a more careful approach to slide tackles in the future.

“It’s not about sliding tackles,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It’s about doing it in the right moment and not for impressing the opponent.”

On Burnley’s style of play, Klopp added: “It’s a bit of dangerous play, I stick to that opinion.”

Liverpool, who won 3-1 at Burnley in the end, will face Bournemouth away this Saturday in the Premier League.