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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Burnley

Date & time: July 11th, 2020 - 15:00

Where: Anfield

Is it on: Sky Sports

Ref: David Coote

Liverpool will take on a very in-form Burnley side on Saturday afternoon, after Sean Dyche's team have picked up 10 points from their last four games.

It's form that will ensure Liverpool don't have it all their own way. But that hasn't been the case since the restart, with only Crystal Palace really having been put to the sword, so-to-speak.

The Reds go into the game having taken ten points from the last 15 available themselves, and will aim to hit the 95 point mark - the second highest the club will have reached in the Premier League era. And one game away from breaking last season's record.

Each win lands us a step closer to breaking the overall points record that Man City set themselves two years ago. A landmark that, if met, would set this Liverpool team apart as one of the greatest in history.

Injuries & Suspension

For Liverpool Dejan Lovren and James Milner should return, whilst whether or not Xherdan Shaqiri will play any part is anybody's guess, in all honesty.

Our captain, Jordan Henderson, will be out until the start of next season, whilst Joel Matip has also since been ruled out until the 2020-21 season, sadly.

The away team will be without Ashley Barnes, Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Matt Lowton, meaning that there are few major decisions for them to make ahead of tomorrow's game.

Last 5 games:

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

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

Predicted Line up

I genuinely can't see Klopp making too many changes at this point, and why would he? We're champions, with a game every few days for the next fortnight.

We have plenty of options to make sure we keep the team fresh though, which is why I think we may see either Salah or Mane given a break ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal.

It'll more than likely be Mane, if anybody, just to ensure he's fresh. And he's always available from the bench if we need his width and pace.

Meanwhile, the midfield will be patched up in Henderson's absence in the form of Naby Keita and Gini Wijnaldum, sitting ahead of Fabinho. Not bad alternatives to have.

Predicted starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Minamino, Salah and Firmino.

Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Williams, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliott, Mane, and Origi.

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