Coutinho's first start of the season one of 7 changes for Liverpool

Coutinho's first start of the season one of 7 changes for Liverpool

Coutinho's first start of the season one of 7 changes for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah cancelled out Scott Arfield's goal as Liverpool and Burnley played out to a 1-1 draw at Anfield. After getting mollywhopped by Manchester City last week and dropping points to Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, we needed a punching bag.

Sam Vokes feels his Wales colleague Ben Woodburn is ready for regular Premier League football with Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp ponders what to do without Sadio Mane against Burnley.

His excellent save from Trent Alexander-Arnold drew applause from Klopp, while another stop, pushing the ball onto the crossbar from Dominic Solanke's header late on, proved to be a game-saving intervention.

"[We were] unlucky, I would say, in and around the penalty situation".

Daniel Sturridge was back in a side showing seven changes.

"It shows we have quality".

"Obviously, we have had strikers here before and it's important to get on well off the pitch and during training well".

Burnley lay just one place above Liverpool in 7th by virtue of a +1 better goal difference. "They have to build; maybe Adam can start running this week or the beginning of next week", said Klopp, sounding optimistic. He needs to coach the players to defend better at set-pieces.

"A big part of football and life is really putting faith in the people you work with - trusting them - because they all can improve".

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"We created a finishing situation often enough, it could have been more often". The pressure will be on the home side to perform and get the result but it may not be that easy. But only one goal.

Klopp failed to land his top transfer target Virgil van Dijk as the Southampton defender was surprisingly retained by the Saints.

Liverpool allow the softest of chances, but they score the sweetest of them too.

"I still don't feel any positivity in this moment. I'm still in a 1-1 mood".

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. We could have won pretty much all our games so far when you think about the performance. It's not going to happen.

Aiming to prevent the Liverpool forward from adding to his tally this weekend is the Premier League's newest goalkeeper.

"But we're not naive".

One of those wins for Burnley was a stunning victory at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the season, so clearly this home match for Liverpool won't just be a walk in the park.

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