Chris Wood's scoring run ends as Burnely held by Liverpool

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

As for the hosts, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side are now 8th in the Premier League table with seven points from four games this season, coming off the back of two wins from their last three outings.

Mohamed Salah cancelled out Scott Arfield's goal as Liverpool and Burnley played out to a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

Burnley took the lead after another defensive mix-up at the back, as Robbie Brady's header found Arfield, who half-volleyed the ball beyond the outstretched arms of Simon Mignolet. Why we feel so disappointed or frustrated is because we see what this team can do.

Opponents don't need to do anything special to score against Liverpool and Burnley's goal was so easily avoidable.

Burnley were close to departing Anfield with maximum points as they had two headers cleared off the line in a period that saw Matip chastise Klavan for failing to communicate as the Estonian unnecessarily went for the same ball as Can.

In their opening three away fixtures against Chelsea, Tottenham and the Reds, Burnley are unbeaten - picking up five points. We made seven changes but we were still really fluent, offensive football, dominant football.

Liverpool take on Burnley this weekend, who have so far managed to punch above their weight this season, garnering two wins and a draw from their first four games - the same record as the Reds.

City stuttered to a third-place finish in Guardiola's debut season while failing to produce the stylish play of its manager's former sides, but a second straight offseason of significant personnel changes appears to be paying dividends."It was so good, especially after an away game in the Champions League", Guardiola said. "Right from the front we chased every ball, got together and stuck at it, I think we deserved it in the end". But only one goal.

You could argue Pope should have done better for Salah's goal, but that could be considered harsh after a respectable performance in challenging circumstances. Nearly created a late victor with a fine run and terrific cross to the back post, but Alexander-Arnold's shot was well saved by the keeper.

Burnley, meanwhile, were also arguably without their best player.

"Therefore we have to plan with them having the ball and how we deal with that". We didn't win all of them and we lost one [to a] really high [score], but everyone who was there [saw it was a] odd game - it was not that we performed from the first second like you would imagine when somebody loses 5-0. I am sure the talent he has got he can step into that Liverpool side.

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