Liverpool vs. Burnley: How the Reds could line up against Sean Dyche’s Side

Liverpool would welcome Burnley at Anfield this weekend as Matchday 2 fixtures take centre stage.

Jurgen Klopp would be with the duo of  Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson for their lunchtime Premier League match with Burnley.

Both players were absent in last weekend's 3-0 success at Norwich City but they are gradually working their way back into fitness.

They played 80 minutes apiece in a behind-closed-door test game with Aston Villa last weekend.

But all the same, Liverpool boss may decide to name both midfield men among the substitutes in view of their next week's meeting with Chelsea.

And it should see James Milner and Naby Keita start again for Liverpool.

Fabinho had to feature for only 30 minutes against Norwich but he's expected to replace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the Liverpool first team.

Also, Kostas Tsimikas should continue in Andy Robertson's place following the Scots absence due to ankle injury.

Klopp is not likely to make any personnel changes at the back four with Virgil Van Dijk and Joel mating continuing in central defence while Alisson Becker is expected to produce further goalkeeping heroics to keep the visitors at bay with a clean sheet.

Sadio Mane was the only Liverpool front lineman that was not on the score sheet last week but he's not expected to lose his place in the team either.

While Mohamed Salah returns to Anfield after becoming the first player ever in Premier League history to score on an opening day for five seasons in a  row.

Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota are in competition for the centre forward position as both of them found the back of the net at Carrow Road.

But Firmino's record could see him start here as he has scored five times in his last six League games against Sean Dyche's Burnley.

He would hope to continue the trend this weekend at Anfield with a starting berth (place) for Liverpool.

Liverpool Possible Starting Line-up:

Alison Becker; Trent Alexandra-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas; Fabinho, Naby Keita, James Milner; Mohammad Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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