Burnley vs Liverpool - Everything you need to know

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5th December 2018

Liverpool will be looking to keep up their momentum with a victory against at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.

Jurgen Klopp's side will be hoping they can keep up pace with , after a late victory over on Sunday kept them within touching distance of the leaders.

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The Liverpool boss is set to welcome back after his suspension against Everton on Sunday.

The midfielder was sent off in the Reds' 3-0 over and could return to the starting eleven, although - who replaced him in the derby - has made a good case to keep his place.

Liverpool are also sweating on injuries to Sadio Mane (foot) and (dead leg).

Whilst Robertson's knock is not that serious, Mane could miss the fixture after receiving stitches on a cut he received against Everton.

Klopp could opt to bring in Naby Keita in an attacking role, or shift in to the front three as a response to Mane's potential absence.

Other than the duo, Liverpool have no other major injury concerns, but Klopp could opt to rotate some of his side in lieu of upcoming matches against , and in the next week and a half.

, who was on the substitutes bench against the Blues, could return to the starting eleven, whilst Sunday's hero and are vying for start.

Meanwhile, Steven Defour is Burnley's only injury concern, with the midfielder suffering a niggling knee injury that could keep him out of the fixture.

Sean Dyche has an otherwise fully fit squad to choose from, apart from the continued absence of the recovering Stephen Ward and Nick Pope.

Likely Line-Ups

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Keita.

Burnley: Hart, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Defour, Cork, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Vokes.

Jurgen Klopp's View

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“It's a tough place. I know of the results of Burnley, but when you make the analysis it is how it is – the situation of Burnley, I think everybody knew before the season it was a big challenge for them with the qualification.

“That's actually a killer competition if you have to play the complete qualifiers through the pre-season and in the early stages of the season. Obviously Burnley's squad is not made for that, so it was clear that the start would be a bit rusty or whatever.

“Now in the league they are performance-wise 100 per cent already for a few weeks, that makes it really, again, a difficult game for us like all the others. There are no easy games coming up.”

‣ Watch: Jurgen Klopp's pre-match press conference

Sean Dyche's View

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“Last weekend wasn't good enough. We know that. But then a short number of days before against Newcastle I thought it was a good performance and I thought we deserved more than we got," he added.

“So, there's a balance to the workload and how we're performing. I know the players we are working with and I know the honesty and the endeavour and I know some of the quality.

“That sometimes gets pushed aside when results aren't going your way. The players are still working and have been good around the place. We've had disappointments before and pushed them aside quickly and we've got to do that again.”

Match Facts

‣ Burnley have won just one of their eight games against Liverpool (D1 L6), beating them 2-0 at Turf Moor in August 2016.

‣ All seven of Liverpool's Premier League goals at Turf Moor have come in the second half of matches.

‣ Liverpool's only victory in the past seven games against sides starting the day in the relegation zone came at in October (D2, L4).

Who is the referee?

Stuart Attwell will be the referee in charge of the game. The Nuneaton born referee has previously taken charge of the Reds this season, in Liverpool's 4-1 win over in October.


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The game is not televised live in the United Kingdom.

However, you can keep up with live commentary from the game via BBC Radio 's live commentary on 95.8FM, 1485AM or DAB. Commentary is not available online.

All highlights can be seen on Match Of The Day (BBC One) at 10.45pm on Wednesday.

Previous Games


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‣ Liverpool 2-0 Burnley (4 March 2015)
(Henderson 29', Sturridge 51')
‣ Burnley 2-0 Liverpool (20 August 2016)
(Vokes 2', Gray 37')
‣ Liverpool 2-1 Burnley (12 March 2017)
(Wijnaldum 45', Can 61')
‣ Liverpool 1-1 Burnley (16 September 2017)
(Arfield 27', Salah 30')
‣ Burnley 1-2 Liverpool (1 Jan 2018)
(Mane 61', Gudmundsson 87', Klavan 90')


‣ Liverpool wins - 53
‣ Burnley wins - 37
‣ Draws - 28

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