Rival Fans Picked Out One Liverpool Player For Lots Of Criticism

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

Burnley's Scottish-born Canadian midfielder Scott Arfield (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal.

Burnley's stubborn resistance left a dominant Liverpool frustrated on Philippe Coutinho's return to the Reds' starting line-up.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised Burnley boss Sean Dyche for the work he has done with the club - claiming that the way he has the Clarets organised makes it very hard to play against.

Liverpool drop to seventh in the table, behind Burnley who sit in sixth place with a better goal difference. The Egyptian forward collected Emre Can's ball through the middle on the edge of the box and, after two quick touches, coolly finished low past goalkeeper Nick Pope.

After a decent start from the home side, their first chance came in the path of Mohamed Salah after a cross from Daniel Sturridge found the head of the Egyptian global who nodded over the bar.

The Reds have become the fourth side to earn 1000 home points in the Premier League.

"It was a bit of a sucker-punch when they scored so quickly after us but we held on and showed what we are all about".

Klopp's side perhaps should have gone in ahead at the break when Daniel Sturridge couldn't control James Milner lob.

The Mirror says the Reds face a fresh fight to keep one of their star players - with Mane attracting interest from Europe.

Klopp explained: "I'm not happy, I'm angry with the result but pleased with the performance".

Burnley, meanwhile, have registered five points from trips to Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, proving Sean Dyche's team are no longer pushovers away from home. Let's hope they can make a few of these chances count in the second half.

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.

"He was different class. Heats gets the plaudits he deserves and we wish him well for his recovery", Arfield added. Burnley have played well so far this season, while Liverpool are a good team and deserve to be favourites they do not deserve to be favoured by 2 goals.

"We come here knowing we can get points".

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