Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he has “no bad feelings” about Burnley despite a fractious encounter the last time they met.
Following the 3-1 win at Turf Moor in early December, Klopp was outspoken in his criticism of the Clarets’ physical approach which left defender Joe Gomez with a fractured leg from which he has still not recovered.
He described the manner of Burnley’s tackling like 10-pin bowling “because you get the player as well”.
“Six or seven yards and then (slide) – these times are over. Somebody has to tell you to stop doing it, make two more steps and make a normal challenge,” he said at the time.
“There is nothing to say about that any more,” Klopp said. “I say what I said at the time, nearly three months ago.
“We are human beings, we react in the moment. I made a lot of mistakes in my life, and most of the time I regret them.
“For me, the game is a special situation and in different circumstances, you can imagine what is said in and around the game.
“From my point of view, I don’t think there is anything to regret but I’m not sure. I have no bad feelings about that game because of something which happened in the past.
“It was an injury, it happened then and he (Gomez) is still not playing. That is all you can say.”