Awesome for Liverpool: Naby Keita stars after Burnley disappointment


Awesome for Liverpool: Naby Keita stars after Burnley disappointment

Liverpool will be pleased to see Coutinho back in the starting line-up, but what they were really crying out for was the rapid speed of Sadio Mane to unlock a stubborn back-line.

Liverpool got a deserved equaliser just three minutes later, with in-form winger Mohamed Salah scoring after smart control in the box. "We know how tough it is to come to these grounds, we've experienced it before and we know it's another big challenge for us this season".

When Dyche takes his team to Anfield this weekend, they can be slightly more confident of a result - particularly after their home win against Liverpool last season. Liverpool's vulnerabilities at the back nearly exposed as Mee rises highest to meet a corner delivery, but sees his header cleared off the line by Alexander-Arnold!

"It's always hard to replace top-class players in really good shape, but we did it last season, and I think in most of the games we did really well, so that's it".

"We made seven changes but it was still really fluent, it looked like proper football - offensive football, dominant football, possession football how it should be", Klopp explained.

"Under this point of view, Liverpool have not made any improvement under Klopp because they used to allow many goals with Rodgers and the same happens today with Klopp".

"I didn't want to change him at the end, that's why it looked a bit confused as we brought the subs on".

Jurgen Klopp's team have leaked ten goals this season, and come into this one off the back of a frustrating 2-2 Champions League draw with Sevilla.

With Burnley managing only four shots in total at Palace's goal, half of them being off-target, a lack of creativity afflicted the Burnley performance. Nearly created a late victor with a fine run and terrific cross to the back post, but Alexander-Arnold's shot was well saved by the keeper.

Liverpool then squandered countless good attacking positions as Burnley defended stoutly against a constant stream of forays forward from the hosts. Daniel Sturridge and Trent Alexander-Arnold were denied by goalkeeper Nick Pope - standing in for the injured Tom Heaton - while Dominic Solanke hit the bar. "Obviously we have quality and now we have to use this quality consistently, that should be the plan".

"It feels unusual, it feels wrong, but it's a fact - we drew", said Klopp.