Jurgen Klopp's side have won just five out of 13 top-flight matches when Sadio Mane hasn't started.
"His curve has been appropriate, we got him involved at the end of last season, I told Robbo it was going to happen because we want to keep his growth going upwards, then he's been on the bench this season and now he's got his chance".
Burnley would completely park the bus to begin the second half, and the ultra defensive play began to frustrate both the Liverpool players and their supporters. First, Alexander-Arnold's volley was stopped by Pope's chest, but the teenager was undeterred.
"It's our fault. We are responsible for the things that happen to us", the German said afterwards, and as was the case in the 2-2 Champions League draw with Sevilla in midweek, they were their own worst enemies.
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"We created a finishing situation often enough, it could have been more often but it was the best game against Burnley since I was here, not result wise but performance wise".
"I definitely think we can work together. I can't remember one mistake, so he is in good shape and is a good goalkeeper - good for us, that's all".
Wood, who justified his club record signing by scoring in each of his first two EPL matches for Burnley, didn't manage a shot on goal at Anfield. He wasn't asked to make many saves, but a big one on an 81st minute Ben Mee header may have helped Liverpool salvage at least one point.
We'll be back shortly to take an in-depth look at everything that happened in today's game with the full recap.
Liverpool have a penalty waved away, and the rebound by Solanke hits the crossbar.
"A lot of parts of the game I was really happy with". That would need us to beat Chelsea but even a point would put us level with Spurs and even if we lose at Chelsea the next few rounds could well see us overtake our two rivals, especially if they play the way they have been of late.