Jurgen Klopp's men face Burnley today at Anfield in a crucial must-win match in the Premier League title race after Manchester City's victory over Watford last night – but who will be playing for Liverpool?
Raheem Sterling scored a brilliant hat-trick to down the Hornets and put the Etihad outfit four points clear.
The Reds have gone into a patchy strain of form in recent weeks, dropping points to Manchester United, West Ham and Everton.
It has allowed City to creep back into top spot in the Premier League but Klopp can close the gap back to four points today.
The Clarets have had a topsy-turvy season but are usually quite resilient against the top sides.
In recent weeks, they have beaten Tottenham and were close to beating United before a last-gasp penalty from Marcus Rashford saw them draw.
They were also torn apart by City – who put five past them with no reply.
Despite their preference as the underdog, Burnley are not expected to give Liverpool any trouble.
Even with Bayern Munich on the horizon, Klopp has fielded a strong side.
The Reds are in Champions League action this week when they face the German giants at the Allianz Arena.
Liverpool Vs Burnley Pre Match Insights
- Liverpool have won nine of their last 11 home games against Burnley in all competitions (D2) since a 0-1 loss in September 1974.
- Burnley have picked up just four points from their 27 available in the Premier League against Liverpool (W1 D1 L7), winning 2-0 at Turf Moor in August 2016 before drawing this exact fixture last season.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 35 Premier League home games (W25 D10). There have only been three longer such unbeaten runs in the history of the competition – Chelsea (86 games between March 2004-October 2008), Man City (37 between December 2010-December 2012) and Man Utd (36 between December 1998-December 2000).
- Burnley have won two of their last three Premier League games played on Sunday (L1), as many as they had in their previous 20 played on the day (W2 D4 L14).
- Liverpool have failed to win five of their nine Premier League games in 2019 (W4 D4 L1) – they’d only failed to win three of their first 20 before the turn of the year this season (W17 D3 L0).
Liverpool Vs Burnley Line Ups
Liverpool Line up (4-3-3)
Burnley Line Up (4-4-2)
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