Burnley, under Sean Dyche scripted a surprise uprise the previous term and eventually qualified for a place in Europe. But the Clarets this season have been a shadow of their earlier self and are set to host unbeaten Liverpool on Wednesday night to come out of the drop zone of Premier League standings.
Liverpool rode their luck against Everton to grab a bizarre late winner in Sunday’s Merseyside derby and should look to retain the momentum at Turf Moor to keep pace with favourites Manchester City. Burnley, desperate for points, should bank on the home ambience to threaten the Reds and Jurgen Klopp, the charismatic Anfield boss must not consider it lightly amid a tough title contest.
Burnley vs Liverpool Team News
Burnley continue to miss out star custodian Nick Pope with a shoulder injury. Stephen Ward is also sidelined through a knee strain whereas Robbie Brady is currently being assessed following an ankle injury.
Liverpool will welcome the return of skipper Jordan Henderson who served his one-game suspension against the Toffees. Adam Lallana, too, has returned to training recovering from a muscle strain, however, the gaffer must be worried over the fitness of Sadio Mane [foot injury] and Andrew Robertson [dead leg] who are now doubtful for the midweek encounter. Dominic Solanke has a groin strain whereas Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains the long-term absentee suffering a major knee injury towards the end of the previous term.
Burnley vs Liverpool Predicted Lineups:
Subs: Tom Heaton, Kevin Long, Ashley Westwood, Sam Vokes, Ashley Barnes, Phil Bardsley, Dan Agyei.
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Georginio Wijnaldum, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Divock Origi, Adam Lallana, Naby Keita.
Burnley vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Turf Moor was on New Year’s eve where Sadio Mane’s wonder strike was cancelled out by Johann Berg Gudmundsson late in the game. But the Reds restored the lead in stoppage time via Ragnar Klavan and sealed a 2-1 win in the aftermath of an exciting contest.
Burnley vs Liverpool Key Players:
The Clarets would be relying on Sam Vokes, Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood for goals despite undergoing a dreadful run. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is offering some creativity down the flanks but needs to be in the top of his game to earn an optimistic outcome.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are struggling in front of goal but must rely on Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane who are yet to hit the ground after a successful 2017-18 season. Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge are also there capable of turning things around in difficult circumstances.
Burnley vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Stats:
Burnley Win: 37
Liverpool Win: 53
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Burnley vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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