Within two minutes of Liverpool's trip to Turf Moor last August the wait was over as Vokes turned and fired beyond Simon Mignolet from the edge of the area, setting Burnley on their way to a 2-0 win over the Reds.
Dyche, meanwhile, argued Burnley largely kept Liverpool to long-range efforts.
"If I can get over the few more than unlucky situations then it is my job to see the performance".
And from there, it was all Liverpool, but also no Liverpool.
But Jurgen Klopp's side could not make their regular spells of dominance count after the break as they were denied on numerous occasions.
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Guardiola's side has scored 15 goals in three matches since the global break, following 5-0 and 4-0 wins over Liverpool and Feyernood respectively.
Finally, he went out of his way to point out a weakness in Liverpool's setup that he was only too happy to exploit: right back Trent Alexander-Arnold. The weak central defence only shows why Klopp was so desperate to sign Virgil van Dijk - a deal which he will be likely to pursue again in January.
MF Philippe Coutinho, 6 - Always wanted the ball and never hid, but the Brazilian was hugely frustrating at times as too often he tried to force things with his final ball or shot.
"We all know the extent to which Tom's professionalism goes, and he's as good as it gets".
While one might also consider that the Burnley defence was extraordinarily strong and sturdy, the fact that Coutinho failed to trouble them much can not be ignored.
Feeling his oats a bit in the post-match press scrum, Dyche talked about his side's gameplan and how he exploited some key weaknesses in Liverpool's sqaud.
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"We believe in the players we work with, and he's another one like that".
"We'll speak to him accordingly", Dyche said of Lindegaard.
And so their sole goal came from Salah.
The reds put together some brilliant attacking moves but ultimately they drop another 2 points against average opposition and have just 8 points from their opening 5 games.
But it is hard to blame the supporters for the anxiousness when they repeatedly see a match of this type numerous times under Klopp.
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West Ham remain in the bottom three after five games but there were at least more shoots of recovery for the visitors at The Hawthorns on Saturday.