The Reds welcomes the modest EPL side, Burnley, at home as Anfield foresees the intense contention for the maximum three points at stake.
Sean Dyche’s would be aiming to test Liverpool’s season (title) readiness in the 90 minutes affair as they take the trip to Merseyside this weekend.
Both sides registered impressive results last week in the Premier League and would aim to continue in like manner as well in the matchday 2 fixture.
However, as Liverpool gets set to host Burnley this weekend, they must be cautious in the approach to the game. And here are some of the reasons for this stance.
Burnley’s Defensive Strategy
The Clarets would no doubt pose a threat to Liverpool’s Premier League gusts as they prepare themselves for the showdown at Anfield.
The visitors will be hoping to frustrate the Reds forward lines with Mohamed Salah the major target in this case scenario.
Burnley knows that the home side has decent attacking players that can do the damage in games like this.
But expect manager Sean Dyche to adopt a defensive system in their bid to pin down Liverpool’s attack in transition.
They’ve done it in the past and it wouldn’t be out of place if Burnley keeps out the Reds in the game as the visitors are very organized defensively.
The visitors are good at using set-pieces to unsettle their opposition. They would once again make it a game plan as they hope to sting Liverpool in front of their home fans.
Burnley have no respect for the big clubs as they’ve clipped the wings of top EPL sides like Chelsea along with their weekend rival Liverpool last season.
And expect them to utilize this set-play in the Liverpool duel as both sides square up at Anfield in the lunchtime kick-off.
Burnley’s Attacking Pair
The Clarets could play with 10 men behind the ball for much of the game but they’ve got the attacking personnel to cause havoc for Liverpool in the defence.
The duo of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are capable figures to launch Burnley’s quest for a goal in the Anfield clash.
And Liverpool must be aware of their positioning and movement in the final third otherwise they would ruin their chance of winning this game at home.
The Red’s backline must be alert in this tie as they have got a big task contending against the aforementioned pair of Chris Wood and Burnley’s main man Ashley Barnes in the danger areas.