Liverpool head to Turf Moor on Saturday evening to play Burnley in the Premier League. The Reds could kickoff the match one point behind Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s team visits Southampton at 3 pm.
Jurgen Klopp’s team found out its Champions League group stage fate on Wednesday night and now turn attention back to the league ahead of the international break.
Liverpool are the only Premier League team to win all of their matches. The Reds’ 100% winning record will be on the line at Turf Moor and they can go into the international break with a two-point lead over Manchester City with a victory against the Clarets.
Klopp’s side is coming off a dominant win over Arsenal, 3-1. Mohamed Salah scored a brace while Joel Matip tallied a headed goal. Although the Reds were dominant in the fixture, they did show the odd sign of vulnerability. Adrian is still getting to grips with the team and looks likely off making the odd mistake.
Liverpool Reds FC Blog’s view
Liverpool head to Turf Moor with no new injuries. Naby Keita, Alisson Becker, and Nathaniel Clyne are all three still on the mend. Klopp will be able to select from a nearly full squad to face the Clarets.
The Reds manager has no need to rotate his side following the 3-1 win over Arsenal. The international break will give players a rest from the league and with six days between games, the same starting XI that played against Arsenal should begin at Turf Moor.
Joe Gomez broke his lower leg last season at Turf Moor. Liverpool scored three second-half goals to beat Burnley. They did have to come from behind. Burnley’s Jack Cork opened the scoring before James Milner equalised. Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in the final 21 minutes to give the Reds the victory.
Firmino is the man of the hour against Burnley. He scored three goals against the Clarets in two matches last term.
Liverpool Predicted XI versus Burnley
Klopp has no reason to change his starting XI against Burnley. The Reds can go into the international break with four wins from four and two points up on second-place Manchester City. That is if Manchester City defeat Southampton.
A win over Burnley would set a new Liverpool record. Sir Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool team recorded 12 straight wins from April to October 1990. A victory or draw would see Liverpool equal their best consecutive run of matches under Klopp with 21 matches unbeaten.
Can the Reds continue their brilliant form at Turf Moor on Saturday? Let’s hope they can.