Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Burnley draw feels 'strange' and 'wrong'

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 Ben Twelves    

Blog News15 September 2017

Burnley, meanwhile, were also arguably without their best player. However, Sean Dyche's men will be full of confidence and they will head into the fixture on Saturday much fresher than their opponents.

The Reds have won five of the six Premier League meetings with the sole Burnley success coming at Turf Moor last season.

"You can see it in each game and it is so hard to play [against] as all their players show a big desire to defend all the situations and there is not one player in the team who you think "he gambles a little bit".

A late sending off and defensive errors again proved costly for Liverpool who let their lead slip against the Spanish side after dominating large portions of the match.

30' - GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: An immediate equaliser from the Reds as Salah scores a fine individual effort!

That strike stunned the home crowd into silence as Burnley threatened to spoil Liverpool's celebrations on the 125th anniversary of their first-ever match.

Both of their victories this season have come at home against Crystal Palace and Arsenal, and they have yet to concede a goal.

For all the hosts' dominance, Dyche will have been confident that his side needed just one chance to take the lead and so it came to pass.

With young 'keeper Nick Pope taking his place, the Clarets debutant looked nervous between the posts, but was rarely tested having only three shots on target to contend with.

You could argue Pope should have done better for Salah's goal, but that could be considered harsh after a respectable performance in challenging circumstances.

The pattern of play was established early on, with Liverpool enjoying near-total control of possession as they searched for ways through.

Klopp had made seven changes to the side which drew midweek against Sevilla - his focus he said was on ensuring players had the right intensity for the game.

Jeff Hendrick is on track for an Anfield return to action after overcoming a thigh injury.

After a unremarkable spell at Chelsea, Salah has returned to the Premier League with Liverpool and taken the league by storm. However, it's always a tough task at Anfield, and the Clarets have lost their last four outings against Liverpool in all competitions.

His raw pace and direct way of playing is both simplistic and attractive, causing a host of problems for any defender standing in his way.



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