MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Burnley

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Liverpool welcome Burnley to Anfield tomorrow as the Reds look to continue a sublime run of form. After beating Manchester City at the weekend Brendan Rodgers has his sights firmly set on the top four and will be aiming to pick up another three points against the Clarets.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are unable to call upon Jordan Ibe who has picked up a knee ligament injury. Also unavailable are Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva. Doubts also hang over the fitness of  Mamadou Sakho and Glen Johnson.

For Burnley, they are relatively strong but manager Sean Dyche will be unable to call upon Marney, Long and Taylor.

The last time the two sides met was in December last year, a Raheem Sterling goal just after the hour mark was enough to give the Reds a win at Turf Moor.  A trip to Turf Moor in 2010 also ended well for Liverpool as the Reds netted four goals with no return. On the scoresheet that day were Steven Gerrard, Maxi Rodriguez and Ryan Babel.

Another recent meeting between the two sides, this time at Anfield also ended 4-0. On that occasion  a Yossi Benayoun hat-trick and a goal from Dirk Kuyt sealed the deal. Burnley's last win at Anfield was in 1974 when they won 1-0.

Stat Sandwich
  • Liverpool have 20 points from their last eight matches in the Premier League.
  • Burnley have only won once away from home so far this season, a 2-1 win over Stoke.
  • Liverpool have kept five clean sheets in their last seven league games.
To be honest this game should be a comfortable win for Liverpool who surely will not be concerned with Burnley. This is perhaps a bit harsh on the Clarets but sitting 18th in the table having failed to pick up a win in their last seven it's very hard to see past all three points for Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

Despite the brilliant win over City I am of course hoping to see a striker up front tomorrow and in fairness this could be the sort of game where Rodgers changes his style but I doubt it.

I asked you for your thoughts on the game and here are a few of the tweets I received:

@BrianSpalliero - "2-0"

@neilgibson2010 - 2-1 - nervy ending

@SG08_ - "I am going with a 2-1 for us"

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching! 


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