Liverpool vs Burnley LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight


Robertson and Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool’s dynamic full-backs

Liverpool are likely to welcome Joel Matip back to the side after he missed out against Man United, meaning Jordan Henderson will potentially move back to his favoured position in midfield after being used in defence last time out, despite Xherdan Shaqiri’s good performance at the weekend. While Diogo Jota is still out injured, Jurgen Klopp will likely keep Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane up front. Burnley, meanwhile, will be relying on their defence to keep the Reds out and Charlie Taylor could come into the starting line-up. Bailey Peacock-Farrell is out due to illness, while Dwight McNeil will be pushing for a start after missing the last two games. Follow all the build-up, live action and post-match reaction below.

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Burnley’s 1-0 triumph at Arsenal on 13th December is their only away league victory this season with three draws and five defeats. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s own goal in that match is also the only goal Burnley have scored in their last seven away games.

Forward Chris Wood, with three goals, is the only Burnley player to score more than once in the Premier League this season.

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Liverpool are winless in four Premier League fixtures, scoring just one goal in total.

Their goalless home draw against Manchester United last Sunday ended a 42-match Premier League scoring streak at Anfield.

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Liverpool have 34 points after 18 league matches. At the halfway stage last season, the Reds were on 55 points and had a 13-point lead at the top of the table.

Michael Jones21 January 2021 19:37

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Burnley’s last four matches have all ended in a 1-0 scoreline, with the Clarets losing three times and winning once.

The Clarets have the division’s worst goalscoring record, with just nine goals after 17 fixtures. Only two teams have previously failed to reach double figures in goals after 18 games: Derby County with eight in 2007/08 and Everton with nine in 2005/06.

Michael Jones21 January 2021 19:35

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Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says he isn’t worried about Liverpool’s dip in form and pinpoints the busy schedule as to why some of his players need resting. He also spoke about Burnley’s threatening characteristics when he said: 



We have to use the quality in the squad, playing every three days and we have to make changes. Jordan Henderson felt (something) a little bit and we hope it is not serious and that is why he is not in the squad. It will be a very intense game tonight and we have good options on the bench.

“We planned to play with Hendo and Fabinho again but Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood fight with all they have and if they don’t get the ball they go down, it is tricky. It is about how the defence deals with these specific situations.

“It is only a few games (winless run), we want to score goals and win games. It is not that we played outstandingly good and were unlucky but we can only change by doing and doing and staying calm in front of goal.

“It is not easy in this business, everybody talks about you everyday. I am really not worried. I want us to play well tonight when it is usually difficult to play good, they can annoy you and can be dangerous on the counter-attack.”

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Dwight McNeil can collect it deep and carry it forward and his all round game continues to improve.

“Early season, we had a number of injuries and we settled down the defence. We have created better chances and have to find the balance. We have 14 points from the last nine games which is good after a tough start. We want the goals to come quicker.

“They still have some very good players and are putting out a strong side, they are a decent outfit and we would be naive to think they are not.

“Jurgen Klopp has changed it often in the past but it is still a very good side and some good players to activate from the bench.”

Michael Jones21 January 2021 19:27

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche spoke about this evening’s game and said:



Games like this are always a challenge in my experience. Not just Anfield, but some are more statistically harder than others. 

 “There’s a little bit of soft noise around Liverpool about whether they are scoring as freely, but they’re missing a few players who have become massive for them and they are still a very, very good outfit – and can put players in positions who are more than capable of doing the job.

“We understand the challenges and the things you have to try to achieve to get a result. In defenceof that, it’s a short while ago that we went to Anfield and took a deserved point with a very good performance.”

Michael Jones21 January 2021 19:25

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Jordan Henderson isn’t in the matchday squad for Liverpool tonight so Georginio Wijnaldum will lead the team for the first time. When asked about the game he said: 



It’s a really big challenge. Also, because if you look at the previous years we played against them [Burnley] it was never an easy game. It was always a game where we had to fight to get the points.”

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