First win important for Burnley, says Sean Dyche

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Sean Dyche insists Burnley’s 2-0 victory against Liverpool will give his side a huge psychological lift in their bid to stay in the Premier League.

Goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray handed the newly-promoted side their first win of the season and Dyche believes it will give his side belief as they move forward this season.

“It’s important psychologically to get your first win,” the Burnley manager told Sky Sports.

“On the occasions that you are playing the clubs like Liverpool it’s even more important to give belief to everyone.

“We know we are in [the Premier League] for a reason. It’s a big task particularly against these sides because they are excellent.

“I thought in patches they were very good, very strong but we came out with a game plan that worked today.”

Liverpool had over 80 per cent of the possession at Turf Moor but Burnley were rarely troubled, restricting Klopp’s side to long range efforts.

Dyche was full of praise for his side and the way they stuck to the game plan.

“You saw a Burnley side that had to give everything today,” Dyche added. “Make no mistake about it they are a fine side.

“They can keep the ball and they certainly fill the midfield. At times there’s five in there and even six at others. The centre forward also drops in and they try to play rotational, popping the ball around.

“Your players have to see through that and realise they weren’t opening us up. It’s an important factor and they have to stay diligent to the plan and that’s what they did today.

“I’m very happy for our players against a very good side.”