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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Burnley

Last weekend saw Liverpool dominate the Gunners at Anfield in their first “Big 6” test of the season. The Reds must now show they can maintain their performance levels moving forward.

Burnley have also started the season in good form, with their only defeat coming from Arsenal in a match that saw the Clarets record more shots throughout the 90 minutes. The Lancashire club currently sits sixth in the Premier League table.

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After another full week’s rest, Liverpool will be fresh heading into the weekend. Burnley were not as fortunate, crashing out of the Caribao Cup against Sunderland on Wednesday. Should Saturday’s game yield a close scoreline, Liverpool’s fitness may be an important factor in the closing moments.

Recent History

The European Champions have shown their quality in recent ties against Burnley having only lost once in the past 10 meetings. However, this doesn’t tell the whole story.

While both fixtures last season saw Liverpool win by two goals, the final Liverpool goal wasn’t scored until added time after very scrappy matches.

Burnley may not have the most technically gifted side in the league, but their physicality is second to none.

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Klopp is well aware of how difficult a trip to Turf Moor can be. When speaking on Burnley this past week the German said, “We all know how tricky this place is. They are in a good moment. They play their style, and they just continue doing it.”

The Merseyside faithful can be sure Klopp will have his side ready for a fight.

Liverpool Team News

Alisson is once again expected to miss this weekend’s contest. With recent positive quotes surrounding the Brazilian, fans will hope he can return soon.

Though Klopp was quick to dismiss the severity of Naby Keïta’s injury sustained in the lead-up to the Super Cup, the club can still expect to be without the Guinaen for a few more weeks.

Nathaniel Clyne’s long-term injury ensures he remains out of the squad as well.

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Predicted XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Kick-Off: Saturday 17:30 UK Time

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