Burnley's Sean Dyche comments on Liverpool's reported James Tarkowski interest

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Liverpool are reportedly hoping to sign England centre-back James Tarkowski from Premier League strugglers Burnley in the January transfer window.

James Tarkowski of Burnley reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Barnsley at Turf Moor on January 5, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

With Burnley having endured a dreadful first half of the Premier League season, few would have expected that any of their players would be worth £50 million right now.

But, according to The Sun, that is the price Burnley have demanded for England international centre-back James Tarkowski with Liverpool interested in bringing the 26-year-old to Anfield to aid their title bid.

The Reds have suffered with injuries at the back of late with Dejan Lovren joining Joel Matip and Joe Gomez on the sidelines after limping out of the 2-1 FA Cup defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

 

And The Sun believes that Jurgen Klopp has identified Tarkowski as a short-term loan signing.

Though, in quotes reported by the Burnley Express, Clarets boss Sean Dyche has made it clear that reports of Tarkowski’s potential departure are news to him.

James Tarkowski of Burnley heads the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley, England.

“There are a lot of rumours out there, and not much fact. The most amazing one is the Tarky one. That is just bizarre,” said the gravel-voiced gaffer.

Liverpool may be forced to make do with the options already at their disposal though it is expected that Lovren is expected to return after this weekend’s trip to Brighton while Gomez should be back soon after missing the festive period with a broken foot.

Burnley, meanwhile, need to keep Tarkowski at Turf Moor with their Premier League life on the line.

James Tarkowski of Burnley is seen during the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 1, 2018 in Burnley, England.

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