As it happened: LFC 1-1 Burnley – Klopp makes big changes to the reds line up

Premier League
Saturday 16 September 2017 - 3:00 pm
Anfield
Liverpool1
1Burnley
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26'Arfield ⚽️
⚽️ Salah30'
55'Pope
90'Cork
Can90'
Possession %
7129
Total Shots
355
Shots on Target
94
Shots Blocked
12
Offside
15
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Liverpool take on Burnley in the Premier League aiming to get back to winning ways after a defeat against Man City and a midweek draw v Sevilla.

The reds won 2-1 in the last meeting between the two clubs - a game that required Emre Can to pop up with the winner after a scrappy affair.

With Sadio Mane now out for three games due to a red card last week, and the return of Coutinho the manager has used the opportunity to make a total of seven changes to the starting line up.

Only Joel Matip remains in the Liverpool defence following the midweek game.  Club captain Jordan Henderson is replaced by James Milner.

Up front Firmino moves across to replace Mane, with Daniel Sturridge getting a rare start for the reds.

As it happened...

14:17 UK
Confirmed teams

A total of seven changes to the starting XI for Liverpool.

Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Can, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge. 

Subs: Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Henderson, Moreno, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke.

According to LFC, Lovren misses out due to a bad back - although is on the bench.

14:18 UK
Burnley Team

And today's opponents line up like this

14:41 UK

Jurgen Klopp explains his changes.

"It was about the intensity of the games and the quality of the squad.

I told the boys already, this is a wonderful line-up but we shouldn’t rely on this.

It’s all about finding the right attitude. I know the boys are ready to work but we also need to be ready not to get frustrated if different situations don’t come through, and not lose confidence because this or that doesn’t work.

We need to enjoy the job, because that’s what Burnley are doing.”

14:56 UK

A rare visit from LFC chairman Tom Werner at Anfield today.

Club are displaying former players pre-match as part of the 125th anniversary season.

14:57 UK
Teams are out

Liverpool looking resplendent in their red YNWA training jackets.

15:01 UK
KICK OFF

LFC get the game underway, but they lost the toss so are kicking towards The Kop in this first half.

A 'LFC 125' mosaic is held up by supporters inside the ground before kick off.

15:02 UK
First chance

Coutinho lays a ball across the edge of the area, Salah leaves and it arrives at the feet of Sturridge.  He fires on target but not with enough power.

15:05 UK

4' Klavan takes a knock from Chris Wood while trying to head a free kick away.  Play is stopped by ref Roger East, but he is back up again now and set to continue.  Burnley play the ball back to Mignolet and we start again.

15:07 UK
Coutinho causing problems

6' He's making a nuisance of himself on that left wing - making advanced runs to the edge of the penalty area and then sending in low passes looking for Sturridge and Salah.  Burnley coping for now.

15:15 UK

15' Liverpool dominating so far.  Alexander Arnold getting in to very advanced positions.

Matip and Klavan at times the only LFC players in our own half.  No breakthrough as of yet.

15:21 UK
Another chance for Sturridge

20' Neat twist and turn by Firmino - sets up Sturridge but his shot is blocked.

15:25 UK
Salah goes close!!

21' Best chance of the half so far.  Salah heads it just over the bar after a great delivery from Daniel Sturridge.

15:28 UK
Goal

27' Liverpool 0-1 Burnley

And it's Scott Arfield.

Again Matip and Klavan go for the same ball that is pumped goalwards - they leave Arfield totally free at the edge of the box to fire in.

15:31 UK
GOAL!!!

30' That's a Liverpool one!  Mohammed Salah makes it 1-1.

Collects the ball beautifully turns and drills it into the Kop net.

15:35 UK

Quick equaliser for Liverpool is more than deserved as we have been the better side so far.

Just very frustrating that those defensive mistakes continue to be made. 

Salah continuing his wonderful start for the reds.

15:37 UK

37' And another good move for the reds - this time Salah heads back towards goal and Jack Cork gets it away.  Non stop attacks from Liverpool now.  Burnley getting almost their whole team into their own area.

15:45 UK

15:48 UK
Approaching half time

And Sturridge now fires at the side-netting.

15:49 UK
HALF TIME

Liverpool scintillating going forward - but calamitous at the back.  Another mistake, but the reds responded straight away with Salah grabbing another goal to add to his collection.

15:54 UK
Half time stats 

Liverpool 69% possession, 15 shots, 5 on target, 7 blocked

Burnley 31% possession, 2 shots, 1 on target, 0 blocked

1-1

16:07 UK
Second half underway

And Liverpool on the front foot already.

Reminder of today's LFC bench

Karius, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Henderson, Moreno, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke.

Solanke the main attacking threat there if required (although Wijnaldum can score goals - at Anfield only!)

16:14 UK
Yellow Card

55' Burnley keeper Nick Pope booked for timewasting.

16:17 UK

59' Another chance for Coutinho, his shot is pushed out for a corner but Liverpool can't do anything with the set piece.  The Brazilian looks eager to make his mark in this game.

16:31 UK
Final 20 minutes

Emre Can the next to try his luck but his header at the back post loops over the other side of the goal.

No subs yet for the reds

16:32 UK

73' No no.  And now Burnley, with the clock advancing, have come out their shell a little bit.  Have Liverpool run out of steam after almost 75 minutes of attacking football?

16:34 UK
Stats so far

16:36 UK
LFC Substitutions

78' Oxlade Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke on for Liverpool.

Firmino and Coutinho off.

16:40 UK
Two quick corners from Burnley

The first one Mignolet gets nowhere near and Matip has to head off the line.  Mignolet managed to stop the second one.

16:43 UK
Some disappointed fans

16:45 UK
Crossbar!

Salah penalty appeal turned down - ball goes to Solanke and from 5 yards he hits it at the crossbar.

Just not going to be our day.

16:50 UK
4 minutes added time

90' Liverpool rapidly running out of time to get a winner.

16:54 UK
FULL TIME

Liverpool 1-1 Burnley

A hugely frustrating afternoon, Liverpool with around 33 shots today somehow manage to not win all three points.  

Meanwhile Man City, with less shots than the reds, demolish Watford away from home 6-0.

A disappointing 8 days for the reds.

17:07 UK

Thanks for joining us for the game.

That's the end of our coverage from Anfield - 35 shots the reds ended up with.  Very disappointing.  We'll hear what Klopp has to say about that later.

In the meantime we'll be updatiing our match report.

The reds next play in the League Cup away at Leicester when we are likely to see more youth players involved - let's hope they can find the net.



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  • RedBruce

    Absolutely delighted that Henderson is out….he is awful.