Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes the stunning 1-0 victory over Liverpool reinforces the belief in the Clarets camp heading into the second half of the season.

Ashley Barnes scored the only goal of the game seven minutes from time, converting from the spot after the striker had been brought down by Liverpool keeper Alisson.

It was Burnley's first penalty of the season and Barnes kept his nerve to plant his spot kick into the net from 12 yards.

The victory lifts the Clarets up a place and moves them seven points clear of the bottom three ahead of the FA Cup tie with Fulham on Sunday.

And Dyche was delighted with the result and performance at Anfield, here's everything a proud Clarets chief had to say.

How much of a shot in the arm can this result give you moving forward?

"What it does it it gives you belief in the work. "It gives you belief in the way the players operate.

"We still think we can improve in the top third, we know we are going to have to.

"A lot of the diligence and belief in the side and the high level basics that you need in the Premier League I thought were very good. We have got to keep doing that.

"We have to keep searching to create things in the final third."

Can you sum up the significance of winning at Anfield for the first time in 46 years, end Liverpool's home record and move seven points clear of the relegation zone?

"The last one is more important. To gain the points we have done after a really tricky start so as a group to stay focused on what the job really is, to get back to performing and winning games, I'm really pleased with that side of things.

"There is a lot of work still to do but we're getting stronger and I still feel we can offer more, not so much tonight, it's a tough place to go, but in the attacking third we know we've got to find more detail.

"But even without finding that we've still got 19 points and put ourselves in good shape.

"To top it off, it's a great place to win at, but the players deserved that."

How would you sum up the levels the players reached?

"Physically we were fit and strong as usual, the organisation was excellent, the way they delivered the team shape.

"We're quite experienced in that we don't work with the ball as much as other teams, and not many teams have more possession than these so you've got to work well without it, and we did.

"The main thing is the mentality of the side to do that but we did keep probing and try to ask questions.

"We know we've got to improve on the details in the final third but there was one bit of excellent football from Dwight McNeil when Johann runs off the front and that's a real big chance.

"We do believe in the fact we can create, and Barnesy was excellent the way he turned and got into the box, and it is a penalty. We're one in 24 games to get penalties, which in the modern game, I don't know how that's possible. If we're due one, it's a good place to get one."

A good time for Ashley Barnes to get a goal as well?

"The strikers haven't been firing and there have been a few question marks but I believe in them, all four.

"I've stuck with the two who have historically done well for us - they've played more than the other two of course - but the stats show that.

"All four have goals in them, but Barnesy gets his chance. He went after the ball, gripped it, stepped up and it was a great penalty."

What happened with you and Jurgen Klopp at half time?

"Just two managers fighting for their side, wanting to win.

"I've got no problem with that, he's a top class manager at a top class football club and you are allowed to say your piece and fight for your side if you feel it's appropriate, which I did..

"That's it for me, it's a moment in time. End of."

What did you make of the incident that sparked that, the kick by Fabinho on Barnes?

"I didn't see it, I was almost down the tunnel.

"I got in to talk to my coaching team and they were saying the players were still out there because it was being looked at.

"Until i see it back I wouldn't have a clue on it really. It was obvious enough to look at.

"I don't want to see players sent off if it is something minor, I think there is some crazy stuff in the game now, minimal contact penalties, minimal contact fouls and minimal contacts for sendings off but I haven't seen it."

How impressed were you with Dwight McNeil tonight?

"He is going to get fitter and sharper. thought there were elements of his game that showed he was a bit rusty.

"He is a very talented player and he gives you those moments and he did do tonight when it counted.

"His game awareness is improving and understanding is improving all the time.

Dwight McNeil takes Roberto Firmino during Burnley's win over Liverpool

"I think he is an all-rounder, some young players have one side to their game and he is beginning to form into an all round player and I like that about him. He had his moments, that's for sure."

You have drawn two of your last three games at Anfield prior to this so it shows it is not a fluke?

"The last one doesn't guarantee the next one but I think we've delivered good, organised performances here, particularly the last one after lockdown when we were a crossbar away from possibly winning and defended very well again.

"It gives you that sort of belief and edge to your performance, where you go 'alright, we have drawn two of the last three' and we set about it in the right manner. Very early our organisation was good, the energy, belief and feel of the performance was right.

"We got away with one with the mistake just before half-time when they hit the bar but we looked pretty diligent.

"Second half they play it and probe and stay calm but I don't remember too many golden chances, which was pleasing.

"Popey had one big save to his left, but a lot of good defending in front of him and you have to defend at these grounds and work very hard.

"Then you have to find your moments, and we did at the end with the penalty. And if anyone is due a penalty, it's got to be Burnley Football Club!"

Does it again show the value of staying in games and clean sheets?

"We've had to be effective over many years and people question us, and I have no problem with that at all, most people want football to be played like Barcelona and it isn't that easy for every team - some can play that type of football, others can't.

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"We work on effective football and part of that is to defend well. And I think we can do that but you have to get the balance right and we still haven;t quite got that, but we did tonight.

"We will have to adjust that and keep working, but we still have 19 points, which is very pleasing, and a big win at Anfield."