Reigning champions Liverpool will attempt to get their season back on the winning trail when they host Burnley at Anfield on Thursday night.
The Reds have dropped to 4th position in the standings after a poor recent run. Meanwhile, the Clarets are down at the 17th spot just outside the relegation zone.
Burnley, have just four wins from their first 17 games of the season. They are just outside the relegation zone.
LIVERPOOL VS BURNLEY PREVIEW
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by the visiting Manchester United on Sunday. The Reds are in poor form and won just one of their last five outings.
It is their longest league winless run since February 2017 and it’s their attacking which is their primary concern now.
After destroying Crystal Palace 0-7 in December, Liverpool have scored just one goal across the following four league clashes.
Klopp’s men will be looking to get their title bid back on track, and hope to climb back on the points table.
Burnley have been poor in front of the goal all season, having the unwanted title of the league’s lowest scorers so far with just nine goals in 17 games.
The Clarets are struggling for form having found the net just once in their last four matches.
Burnley managed a 1-1 draw at Anfield last season and will no doubt prove difficult to break down. Sean Dyche would gladly accept a repeat of that result this time around.
Burnley’s form : L-W-W-L-L
Liverpool’s form : D-D-L-W-D
LIVERPOOL VS BURNLEY TEAM NEWS:
All eyes remain on Matip and his availability after the Reds erred on the side of caution despite his return to training.
The 29-year-old looks set to retake his place in the starting lineup and reunite with Fabinho. Henderson will be able to move back to his preferred midfield role with the return of Matip.
Virgil Van Djik, Naby Keita, Diogo Jota and Konstantinos Tsimikas are all sidelined with injuries.
Burnley only have a few injury problems. Charlie Taylor could be in contention to return to the starting lineup.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell is also a doubt due to illness, while Dwight McNeil will be pushing for a start after missing out in the last two games.
LIVERPOOL 2-0 BURNLEY
Burnley are resilient but Liverpool’s situation is pretty dire now, and they’ll be well aware of the stakes attached to their current run of form. Liverpool have a good record against Sean Dyche’s side having scored 11 goals in their last four fixtures vs Burnley.
With the frustration of not being able to score against Man Utd eating away at them, this should prove to be the fixture where it finally clicks for Klopp’s side.