Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested that his players did not receive enough protection in Wednesday's Premier League fixture at Burnley.
Klopp said: 'I said to the referee after the first sliding tackle (made) over six or seven yards, when he got the ball and everyone liked it: "Please, tell them they can not do that".
"I said after the first challenge, I don't know who did it, a sliding tackle from six/seven yards, getting the ball, everybody likes it, I said to the ref "it's no foul but please tell them you can not do that".
"Nobody can judge that". It happened four or five times, everybody likes it, but Joe is injured, and probably not only a little bit.
Burnley have struggled to put together a 45-minute performance, never mind 90, but made Liverpool sweat, Ben Mee forcing a stunning save from Allisson late on, as Liverpool broke to make it 3-1 - despite the ball having gone out of play for what should have been a Burnley corner: "We kept going right to the death, another sign of the strong jaw and mentality, particularly against a side with their quality".
"We don't know (how bad) at the moment, we sent him home so we have to see, but it's his ankle yes".
'Aggression is a part of football but be careful, ' Klopp added.
'We all want to win and you can choose different ways but someone needs to say: "Stop doing that".
"There were a lot of situations, challenges". Make two more steps and then you are in a normal challenge. But with six or seven yards and then [slide], these times are over. It's unlucky what happened to Joe but the referees have to make sure it doesn't happen consistently.