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Liverpool held by stubborn Burnley

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Liverpool held by stubborn Burnley

"The player who we've circled there is the goalscorer Scott Arfield and his marker, Emre Can".

Philippe Coutinho has been given a place in Liverpool's line-up for the Premier League game against Burnley.

Share your thoughts in the comment section or on the #AmoreNation community page. Opponents don't need to do anything special to score against Liverpool and Burnley's goal was so easily avoidable. I saw them running, I saw them playing, I saw them fighting. This can cause a lot of problems for the Klopp's men going forward especially in the absence of Sadio Mane.

Ragnar Klavan and Matip paired up at the back and Staunton was left unhappy with defending from corners.

Burnley then took full advantage of their first genuine spell of pressure and possession as Arfield fired home a crisp finish from the edge of the box to put the visitors ahead largely against the run of play.

"Trent (Alexander-Arnold) could have won the first header and the block on Joel (by Chris Wood) was hard because the defender cannot do exactly the same because it is a foul".

Hence it is predicted that Liverpool has more chance to win this match.

Burnley's last match: Burnley 1-0 Crystal PalaceThe Claret's fared much better last time out as new signing Chris Wood helped them to a 1-0 win over struggling Crystal Palace.

Liverpool have had their troubles at breaking down deep defences, but most of those problems have come away from home.

Burnley's surprise point came despite having to field a rookie goalkeeper following the recent injury to Tom Heaton who will be out for several months with a dislocated shoulder.

In a strong response to that scare, Alexander-Arnold's first-time shot was well held by Pope, with the replacement keeper later doing even better to tip a close-range shot from substitute Dominic Solanke onto his bar. A match that only ended up feeling like a rerun of matches Liverpool fans have already seen.

With Liverpool's well known defensive softness, getting out to cover Brady and preventing him from causing problems down the flank will be an important area of the game.

The Brazilian appeared to work hard and done some mazy dribbles but in reality, the 25-year-old was desperately below-par. Pope was solid and kept out everything brilliantly apart from Mohamed Salah's goal.

"More options, that's all good".

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