That said, coming into this game we sit five points clear of Cardiff in 18th, with them still to play.
"I was a 70s child - a lot of people were Liverpool fans", Dyche, 47, said.
0Despite criticism over their lack of creativity, things at the other end of the pitch remain the same with five-successive clean sheets in all competitions and a Premier League-best 17 shut-outs this season with just 15 goals conceded in 29 matches. "There are some exceptions like what happened last season when we won the league a month and a half before the end".
And City's gruelling schedule, as they continue to compete for four trophies, has clearly impacted upon, not only De Bruyne but a number of other players, with Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte also suffering recent injuries. "They're not little boys any more". That would require Burnley to play aggressively on Sunday with an aim to leave Anfield with at least a point or three.
"Everybody knows Burnley is tough; they are a real fighting unit", he said.
But it is not all doom and gloom for the Clarets. When you watch their last three or four games, you give respect - they beat Tottenham.
The stats are a bit gloomy for the Reds as well.
And former Liverpool striker Michael Owen says the course of the Premier League title race is set to change after the Reds ended what he believes to have been their most demanding run of fixtures.
"The Champions League is very hard, all teams are very good".
"But embrace it, just embrace it, take it in, enjoy the moment". Huddersfield are showing some fight under new manager Jan Siewert, pictured, but Bournemouth's forward line of Callum Wilson and Joshua King will score the goals to secure victory for Eddie Howe's men. He has the opportunity to reach double figures in goals scored and become the fourth Burnley player in the club's history to do so in the Premier League. His xGchain90 of 0.68 also indicates that his build-up play is also effective. And you have shown you can recover from disappointment and come back even stronger. That will possibly allow either Naby Keita or Xherdan Shaqiri to come back to the starting XI.
Liverpool 2 Burnley 0, Sunday, 4pm.
"But we were not a million miles away, it seems it after the game, but we are not a million miles away with that performance". Brendan Rodgers' first home game in charge. Crosses, we should expect.