A 5-0 win over Swansea City followed by a dramatic comeback win versus Leicester City within 5 days time has uplifted the confidence of Liverpool ahead of their trip to Burnley on new year’s eve.
However, fatigue has to be the biggest concerns for both the outfits as they will have to feature once again in less than 48 hours time during this festive period. Burnley have been in fine form and held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Boxing Day. The Clarets have drawn their Anfield outing too earlier this season, and Sean Dyche’s men, currently placed seventh in the league tally, will be keen to get back to winning ways following a couple of draws last week.
Burnley vs Liverpool Injuries And Suspensions:
Burnley missed out James Tarkowski through suspension but will return against the Reds in central defence. But custodian Thomas Heaton and wingman Robbie Brady set to miss out on their respective shoulder and knee injuries. Stephen Ward and Chris Wood are close to returning and will be assessed prior to the Liverpool game.
Liverpool have some major injury absentees as skipper Jordan Henderson is ruled out until early February with a hamstring strain. Alberto Moreno is still a few weeks away following his ankle injury whereas Nathaniel Clyne is still a couple of months away following his back surgery. Daniel Sturridge suffered a setback and will miss the game whereas Mohamed Salah’s knock against Leicester City makes Klopp tensed ahead of a tough away outing.
Burnley vs Liverpool Predicted Lineups:
Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Nahki Wells, Jonathan Walters, Dean Marney, Chris Wood, Ashley Westwood, Ashley Barnes.
Subs: Loris Karius, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Danny Ings, Emre Can.
Burnley vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Turf Moor ended in a 2-0 defeat for Liverpool earlier last season when Sam Vokes and Andre Gray scored two first-half goals to grab a famous victory.
Burnley vs Liverpool Key Players:
Burnley have been quite spectacular defensively and the duo of Ben Mee and James Tarkowski will frustrate the Reds. Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is in sublime form, whereas, Wood, Vokes and Ashley Barnes remain threats in front of goal.
Liverpool will be sweating on Mohamed Salah’s fitness who will be pivotal if gets fit ahead of the clash. Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane will be relied on to score goals against a resilient Burnley defence.
Burnley vs Liverpool Head-To-Head:
Burnley Win: 37
Liverpool Win: 52
Burnley vs Liverpool Current Form:
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Burnley vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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