Liverpool vs Burnley
Liverpool are coming off a difficult week after a promising start to the season. The main question concerning Jurgen Klopp’s team is whether the defense is capable of handling the job. The team have conceded thirteen goals in the opening seven games and have just managed two clean sheets. Burnley have started the season well and are looking to maintain the momentum. The game will serve as a test for Liverpool as they look to pick up the pace in the league despite recent questionable form.
Burnley are unbeaten away from home in their three competitive matches this season.However,the tram have just scored twelve times in fourteen away matches in the Premier League and have only managed three clean sheets. Burnley have a great chance of upsetting the odds since they have only lost two of their last seven away games in the Premier League. Liverpool have won five and lost one of the last six meetings with Burnley. Last season these two teams split results and each team won at home. Liverpool have conceded in 69% of the last 16 competitive games at Anfield, but have scored in 94% of them. So far this season Liverpool have managed to score an average of 2.28 goals and have conceded an average of 1.68 goals in competitive football. Burnley have scored in 86% of their last 14 away games and have only lost 29% of the last seven.
Liverpool will be without Sadio Mane, who misses the game due to suspension. Danny Ings, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Bogdan are also expected to be missing. Phillipe Coutinho is expected to start this match after coming off the bench in the midweek game. Tom Heaton is a major doubt for this game with a shoulder injury.Nakhi Wells is also sidelined alongside Dean Marney.
Players to Watch
Phillipe Coutinho is expected to return in this game and could bolster the Liverpool attack tremendously. Burnley central midfielder Steven Defour will be the man to watch and he will be a threat to the frailty of Liverpool. Chris Wood is always dangerous upfront and could easily convert any chance given.
Liverpool have had a tough week and will be without Mane due to suspension, and this could affect the team performance. The game is tipped to go any way and Burnley could snatch a point from Liverpool.