Liverpool-Burnley 1-1 as it happened
- Author: Angelo Rivera Sep 18, 2017,
Sep 18, 2017, 0:14
Liverpool pushed for the victor but, for all of Coutinho's brilliance, they lacked the cutting edge in the absence of the suspended Sadio Mane.
FW Mohamed Salah, 7 - Very lively in the first half and had several efforts on goal, the best of which resulted in the equaliser.
Matches between Liverpool and Burnley tend to be low scoring affairs and I expect this to be no different. 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!
Klopp pinpointed his side's finishing as the main negative of the day, but felt referee Roger East blundered when he failed to award Mohammed Salah a penalty after he went down under pressure with Liverpool pressing for a winning goal. Hence it is predicted that Liverpool has more chance to win this match.
With a Carabao Cup tie at Leicester on Tuesday Klopp made seven changes against the Clarets but despite that he saw signs that the squad he has built can have a successful season despite recent dropped points.
"Do you know what?" Going to places like Anfield where we have played a few times now is not something new for us. It's our fault. We were dominant, fantastic attitude.
"He delivered a very, very good performance (against Palace) in a tough game, an awkward game for us. We played good, were fluent with seven changes, but only one goal", Klopp said in his post-match press conference.
Coutinho was replaced by Solanke after a sub-par performance, with U/20 World Cup player of the tournament nearly turning one point into three, but he contrived to hit the woodwork with the goal gaping as the match finished 1-1.
"We looked at the goal yesterday, the Scott Arfield goal, look at this, three strikers you'd have to say against the back four". 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. This made a lot of his shots appear as if they're passed directly to the keeper, as was the case against Manchester City as well.
"We made one big mistake around their goal".
Liverpool face a fresh fight to keep one of their star players - with Sadio Mane attracting interest from Europe.