Liverpool Preview vs Burnley: Reds hoping to inflict more pain on struggling Clarets

Liverpool head to Turf Moor on Wednesday night hoping to carry the momentum gained from their late victory over Everton.

Divock Origi’s late winner against the Toffees meant the Reds extended their unbeaten league run to 14 games.

Sadio Mane had several chances to give Liverpool the lead earlier in the game, however the Senegalese international is major doubt going into Wednesday with a foot injury.

As for Burnley, Sean Dyche’s side are winless in their last seven and have lost five of those.

Their most recent defeat came away at Crystal Palace on Saturday, and the Clarets managed no shots on target either.

Robbie Brady is a doubt going into the game with an ankle injury, whereas Nick Pope and Stephen Ward are certain to miss out.

Head-to-head

This will be the 119th meeting between the teams, with Liverpool coming out victorious in 53 of those and Burnley winning just 28 (37 draws).

The first meeting between the sides, back in 1894, saw a 3-3 thriller in front of 10,000 at Turf Moor.

The Reds have won six of their last eight fixtures against the Clarets, the most recent a 2-1 victory in which Ragnar Klavan scored a late winner.

Prediction

I’d expect nothing other than a Reds victory here personally.

Turf Moor was a fortress for Burnley last season, however they have the worst home record in the division having claimed just four points from a possible 18.

In a huge contrast, Liverpool are unbeaten in their seven away fixtures this season, claiming 17 from a possible 21.

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk. Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

 

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