Liverpool started the season impressively with a 3-0 victory over Norwich
In the context of fierce competition for arms race, Liverpool is more silent and also more overlooked in the championship race. However, The Kop’s performance on the opening day showed that they are a team that cannot be underestimated and still have enough strength to compete for the championship.
As a guest at Norwich, Liverpool use the familiar 4-3-3 formation. The unfortunate absences forced coach Klopp to play with 3 central midfielders, Milner, Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain. That makes Liverpool’s ball possession rate not much better than that of Norwich. But the outstanding quality of attack helped Liverpool get 3 goals, thanks to Jota, Firmino and Salah.
In defense, the return of Van Dijk and Matip makes it harder for Liverpool to be drilled. Tsimikas had a good match against Norwich but showed signs of fatigue at the end of the game and could hardly be started if Robertson returned.
To be fair, Norwich is a weak opponent and not a heavy enough test to measure Liverpool’s strength. And the happy days of the port city team are likely to be extended when welcoming another unappreciated team, Burnley, at Anfield. Liverpool have not lost their first home game of the new season since 2003. And how solidly Klopp built the Anfield fortress, everyone knows.
Burnley lost against Brighton and revealed many problems in defense
It is quite surprising that Burnley is associated with the unhappy memories of Liverpool at Anfield in recent times. Last season, it was Burnley who put an end to Liverpool’s unbeaten run of 68 games at home in the Premier League. They also won a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the 2019/20 season.
However, Burnley’s current form is not good when they have lost 2 matches in a row. On the opening day, Burnley took the lead in the second minute but still let Brighton win with two goals in the second half. Burnley’s defense is clearly in trouble and it has lasted since last season. They conceded 55 goals. The bad defense plus the attack, which did not bring many goals, made Burnley finish in 17th place. When the young rookie Nathan Collins still could not play, the Burnley defense promised to continue to concede many goals in the next few years. next round.
Liverpool kept a clean sheet in the last 3 matches.
– Liverpool’s last 4 home matches had less than 3 goals scored.
– At least 1 goal was scored in the first half in Burnley’s last 7 matches and Liverpool’s last 8 home matches.
– Liverpool have won 6 consecutive matches while Burnley are on a series of 4 consecutive defeats.
Form and head-to-head record Liverpool vs Burnley:
Recent head-to-head record of Liverpool vs Burnley
Performance of 2 teams Liverpool vs Burnley
Liverpool: Curtis Jones may return but Fabinho is likely to be absent because of his father’s death. Robertson has just returned to training so Tsimikas will most likely still start.
Burnley: Dale Stephens and Kevin Long are still sidelined. Rookie Nathan Collins sat on the bench against Brighton and may still not get the starting spot of Tarkowski and Ben Mee.
Expected line-up for Liverpool vs Burnley:
Expected line-up Liverpool vs Burnley
Predict the score Liverpool vs Burnley: 3-0
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