• David Tyrer

Match Preview: Liverpool vs Burnley

Date & time: Sunday 10th March, 12pm GMT

Where: Anfield

What channel: Nope, not on any UK channels

Referee: Andre Marriner


Another draw was not ideal, least of all because we're not sitting a point off Man City, who will no doubt smash more than a few past an inconsistent Watford side this afternoon.


But we can keep that gap at one point by beating Burnley tomorrow, and possibly even close the GD gap too which was threatening to get even wider.


Burnley won't make it easy, despite their manager's revelation that he was once a Liverpool fan, and especially not in light of his recent set-to with Jurgen Klopp.


Anything other than three points just won't be accepted by Liverpool fans though, as the title race has to go to the wire and, if City are going to slip up again we have to be ready.


Injuries & Suspension

We're still without Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster. Dejan Lovren looks likely to be in the squad, having come through a few training sessions toward the end of this week.


Meanwhile, James Milner was back in training and should also be available. It's looking like being the strongest squad Jurgen Klopp has had available since the turn of the year and he'll have plenty of options, both attacking and otherwise.


Burnley, meanwhile, have no injuries or suspensions and will likely name their strongest available (albeit very, very defensive) team.


Form

Liverpool: W-D-D-W-D (all comps)

Burnley: D-W-W-L-L (all comps)


Predicted line-up

It's a tough one, because there's a few attacking options that are a bit out of form, but they're so good that they can hit form at any time.


Shaqiri should be recalled too, but then Keita can also feel slightly aggrieved not to have started the last couple of away games too.


Lovren and Milner should be back in the squad, but Klopp is likely to go with his usual back 5, whilst Fabinho is almost certain to start in midfield (unless he's rested ahead of Bayern in the week).


Further forward is where it gets more difficult for Klopp: does he persevere with Henderson and Wijnaldum, or does one (or both!) get benched in favour of a more attack-minded midfield three and who start up front after another blank against Everton a week back?


Predicted starting line-up: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah and Firmino.




 
 

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