Manager broke silence after Liverpool submitted £50m bid

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has broken his silence on links between James Tarkowski and Liverpool after the Reds were linked with £50 million move.

“The only country that asks a question like this is England. Everything is sorted with buying players, says the manager. “We have four centre-halves. Three, maybe, two-and-a-half are injured so we’ll have to try and come through in the moment.

“We need them back, but you cannot buy a fifth centre-half and say so you play two weeks and after that, the others come in.”

In a comment on the transfer rumour mill culture that seems to reign supreme in English football, Dyche went on to say: “There are a lot of rumours out there, and not much fact. The most amazing one is the Tarky one.

“That is just bizarre. It’s that time of the season, and everyone is looking for a snippet, but there is a lot of phantom stuff out there.”

James Tarkowski has become a defensive force for Burnley, and many have wondered as to the chance of the Reds signing a new centre-back to solve the injury crisis.