Unbelievable for Liverpool: Naby Keita stars after Burnley disappointment

Philippe Coutinho made his first start of the season for Liverpool in the Premier League draw against Burnley on Saturday. Phil Noble  Reuters

On 36 minutes, Sean Dyche shouted "calm down" and signalled to his side to slow the play again at Anfield as he worryingly checked his watch.

And while that lead lasted only a few minutes - Mohamed Salah making it 1-1 at half-time - the Clarets defended superbly to stop Liverpool breaking through again before nearly pinching a famous win themselves through inspirational stand-in skipper Ben Mee in a breathless finish.

Opponents don't need to do anything special to score against Liverpool and Burnley's goal was so easily avoidable.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton will be missing in the team Burnley.

"Then when the players got their drinks, he said it was maybe a bit of cramp so we thought it was maybe better to bring him off".

PRE-MATCH: Coutinho starts - The want-away Brazilian makes his first start of the season as Klopp makes SEVEN changes to the side that played mid-week.

Scott Arfield opened for the visitors with a goal that will no doubt raise many questions about the quality of Liverpool's backline. After a long punt out the back, Trent Alexander-Arnold was too easily beaten in an aerial duel with Robbie Brady.

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. And it looked eerily similar to Wednesday's Champions League affair against Sevilla.

However, due to some casual defending, the Reds ended up conceding the first goal. While both goals were the result of being in the right place at the right time, this is a very useful trait for a footballer to possess.

"They weren't brilliant chances for the amount of possession we had". In the last five matches, Liverpool has won three matches, lost one match and the other match ended in a draw. "The 6'3" Kiwi has two goals in two appearances this season, and the Liverpool defence has always struggled against tall, bulky strikers.

Dominic Solanke had Liverpool's best chance to win the game late on, but his instinctive volley ricocheted off the crossbar, and Jurgen Klopp's men had to settle for a point.

Liverpool needed a good response after a demoralizing defeat to Manchester City last weekend and the fixture against Burnley provided an opportunity for redemption for the Reds.



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