Liverpool vs Burnley Prediction, Lineups Preview [Premier League 17/18 Week 5]

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Burnley are now above Liverpool in the Premier League table with a better goal difference thanks to picking up two wins in their first four fixtures against Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

It's been a frustrating week for Liverpool after a 5-0 trouncing to Manchester City was followed by a disappointing draw at home to Sevilla in the Champions League.

Burnley sits above Liverpool in seventh thanks to a superior goal difference, having negotiated what looked like an extremely tough start to the season.

Coutinho, rarely involved in that first period, also played through a lively looking Sturridge whose fierce shot struck the Burnley side-netting.

While many will no doubt focus on the defence, it was actually Liverpool's attack which really let them down on Saturday.

Luckily for Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho could be fit for his first start of the season which is timely considering Mané's absence. Obviously fortune didn't wear a Liverpool shirt today.

Just three minutes before the final whistle, Liverpool almost took the lead through Solanke, who was unlucky after his effort was denied by the woodwork.

Scott Arfield opened for the visitors with a goal that will no doubt raise many questions about the quality of Liverpool's backline.

The momentum was back with the Merseysiders and stayed that way after the break as Burnley struggled to gain any sustained possession against a wave of red shirts.

Daniel Sturridge, James Milner and Andy Robertson all start for Jurgen Klopp's side, but the Ox is only a substitute.

Dyche threw on Ashley Barnes - a scorer here last season to end the Clarets' 46-year wait for a league goal at Anfield - as an added outlet to try and reverse the flow. From a corner Matip headed off the line and then from the second corner Mignolet was forced into a front post reaction save.

"I had to make a decision and the decision was our boys are not worse than them". But Burnley kept Liverpool at bay for the rest of the match to earn a fine away point. After a long punt out the back, Trent Alexander-Arnold was too easily beaten in an aerial duel with Robbie Brady.

Stand-in Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope frustrated the hosts on several occasions and Dominic Solanke saw an effort hit the crossbar in the closing stages as the Clarets held out for a point.



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