SEAN Dyche felt Burnley had done enough to earn a point against Liverpool after the Clarets were beaten at the death.

It looked like being an encouraging start to 2018 when Johann Berg Gudmundsson struck two minutes from time to cancel out Sadio Mane's opener.

But with the point within touching distance the Reds found a dramatic late winner, with Ragnar Klavan getting the finishing touch after Dejan Lovren had hailed a free-kick across close.

Dyche admitted to frustration with the manner of the goal conceded, but felt his side were worthy of a draw.

“I think we’d done enough to earn another point," he said.

"After about the first 15 minutes, when we didn’t really start well, we were good value for at least a point.

"So we’re frustrated with a soft goal right at the end, but fantastic mentality from the players, we’ve gone with the same team, and a lot of noise is made about that, but you can see today, highly motivated, willing to give everything, superb physically, tactically very good again, particularly defensively, so a lot to be pleased with.

"But, of course, that horrible feeling you get when it goes against you, especially late on."

Mane had fired Liverpool ahead just after the hour mark with a turn and shot from the edge of the area.

It had been a tight affair before that with Liverpool without Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho with injury, and Klopp making seven changes to the side that beat Leicester on Saturday.

But Dyche said the visitors had still put out a costly XI at Turf Moor.

“It was a bit of a lucky break, it hits Charlie (Taylor) before it spins to Mane, but it’s a great turn and finish," he said of the opening goal.

"A lot of noise will probably be made about two players missing (Salah and Coutinho), but four out of the front five moved for £28-plus million so they still have some power and good players.

“You have to be mindful of that."

A second game in three days looked to be taking its toll on Burnley in the early stages, but they grew into the game and found a strong response to going behind.

Dyche was pleased with the second half performance and also hailed Gudmundsson's display as the Iceland winger netted his first goal of the season.

"I think we gave a very good performance, particularly second half," the Clarets chief said.

"We mixed our play well - good pockets of technical play, good pockets of ruffling feathers, making it uncomfortable, and created enough to score a goal, which we did, and a good sniffer’s goal from Johann.

“He was excellent again.

“It’s just the real frustration in the last minute, but you can’t look at the whole performance over one moment - that’s unfair I think. There were a lot of good things about the performance."