Liverpool's familiar failings as Burnley deny Jurgen Klopp's men at Anfield

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

Jürgen Klopp did change the XI, giving Coutinho his first start of the season and also adding Daniel Sturridge into the mix.

30' - GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: An immediate equaliser from the Reds as Salah scores a fine individual effort!

"If I can get over the few more than unlucky situations then it is my job to see the performance". The experience of a second consecutive season in the top flight is showing in players who have taken five points from visits to Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.

Ahead of the trip to Anfield, Vokes said: "I feel a lot more confident at this level".


He did trouble Burnley in central areas as Liverpool chased the victor, and also provided the equalizer for Liverpool but his shots from the left were tame yet again.

But Jurgen Klopp's side could not make their regular spells of dominance count after the break as they were denied on numerous occasions.

Love Klopp to bits but he has got to sort the centre back positions out.Why didn't the Ox start in midfield?Milner was poor.

Guardiola's side has scored 15 goals in three matches since the worldwide break, following 5-0 and 4-0 wins over Liverpool and Feyernood respectively. First Robbie Brady beat Trent Alexander-Arnold in the air. Anfield aggressively pursued Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, but got derailed by a tapping up incident. Philippe Coutinho had six, none even finding the target.


Tom Heaton underwent surgery on an injured shoulder earlier this week and was replaced in goal by Nick Pope.

There was a roll-call of former title-winners and mosaics around the ground to mark the 125th anniversary of Liverpool's first ever game, against Rotherham Town, but there was precious little in the present to celebrate for Jürgen Klopp.

Adam Lallana (thigh), Nathaniel Clyne (back), Danny Ings (knee), and Sadio Mane (suspended) are the list of Liverpool absentees on today's match. The German has come under the gun for not drafting in defensive reinforcements this summer, but for all the deflecting, he's right in stressing that one player isn't going to fix our problems. The England 'keeper faces a number of months out. Pope was solid and kept out everything brilliantly apart from Mohamed Salah's goal. The team had scored seven points by winning two matches by played four of this League season so far.


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