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Liverpool vs Burnley English Premier League Match Preview & Prediction

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Kristopher Love | 17 September, 2017, 09:51

80 minutes into the game and Jurgen Klopp made a decision to switch his team's formation to a 4-4-2 by bringing Oxlade Chamberlain and Solanke on for Coutinho and Firmino.

Player Ratings: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool attempts to get past Jack Cork of Burnley during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on September 16, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Scott Arfield opened the scoring against the run of play with a fine finish 27 minutes into proceedings only for Mohamed Salah to equalise with a low shot three minutes later. Unfortunately, I still don't feel any positivity in this moment, I am still in the 1-1 mood, but it is easy to see all the positive things from tomorrow on again.

The Clarets reverted to the formation that had brought them so much joy on the road so far as Arfield returned to starting duty and Chris Wood got the nod to start in the lone striking role after two goals in his first two appearances.

It could easily have been worse too, as a lack of communication handed the Clarets a late corner that nearly resulted in a goal for an unmarked Ben Mee.

In their opening three away fixtures against Chelsea, Tottenham and the Reds, Burnley are unbeaten - picking up five points.

Liverpool takes on Burnley today in the English Premier League.

The contest would end all-square, with Klopp claiming after the game that he was "angry with the result but pleased with the performance".

The 25-year-old is one of seven changes Jurgen Klopp has made to his XI from midweek.

The wide midfielder cut in from the right and took a shot from distance but found Simon Mingolet alert in the Liverpool goals.

"His curve has been appropriate, we got him involved at the end of last season, I told Robbo it was going to happen because we want to keep his growth going upwards, then he's been on the bench this season and now he's got his chance. Grabara had to make one or two good saves but that's football".

"Now we have to use this quality consistently". You don't expect to come to Anfield and out-pass them, and we never planned for that, so the game plan isn't about keeping the ball.

Dominic Solanke hit the crossbar late on and Pope turned in a top display in-between the sticks, but Liverpool cannot continue to dominate games to such an extent yet look back at defensive blunders and what could have been.