Liverpool vs Burnley, Premier League

The Clarets climbed to sixth in the Premier League table as a result, taking their points tally to eight, with five of those accrued away at Chelsea, Tottenham and the Reds.

"Now we have to use this quality consistently". 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!

The Egyptian has been fantastic for Liverpool so far and continued his goal scoring form against Burnley with a beauty. His team dominated the game and certainly looked fresh, so his selection was not the reason two points were dropped.

Mohamed Salah's 30th-minute goal ensured the points were shared against Burnley, who took the lead three minutes earlier through Scott Arfield, and Klopp attempted to ease the concerns of supporters who are still reeling from Liverpool's 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in their previous Premier League outing. "When they got drinks in a little interruption, he said "OK, it's only cramp, but maybe better to stop" and we had to change this".

GK Simon Mignolet, 6 - Made an important save late on to deny Mee and generally dealt with the aerial stuff confidently throughout. Matip tussled with Chris Wood with Ragnar Klavan trying to win the same ball.

James Milner captains the side with Jordan Henderson on the bench and there are four alterations to the rearguard.

Philippe Coutinho trains with Liverpool at Melwood
GETTY Liverpool v Burnley Philippe Coutinho may make his first start of the season on Saturday

"The goalkeeper has some outstanding saves and was lucky with the crossbar, but it was an unbelievably hard game".

MF Philippe Coutinho, 6 - Always wanted the ball and never hid, but the Brazilian was hugely frustrating at times as too often he tried to force things with his final ball or shot. Daniel Sturridge replaces Sadio Mane in the front three, with the Senegal worldwide serving the first of his three-match ban. "If a centre-half goes to ground in the penalty area behind the striker and the striker goes to ground, what should it be?"

Liverpool did go incredibly close with the last attack of note when substitute Dominic Solanke, who had replaced Coutinho, guided the ball on to the bar from close range following good work from Alexander-Arnold. Liverpool are cranking up the pressure here in the way they did last season, when the attackers would probe and probe in the first 15-20 minutes before finally making the opposition pay.

"We still had the chance to score but unfortunately we hit the crossbar".

Firmino and Coutinho make way for Oxlade-Chamberlain and Solanke in the 78th minute.

Dave Usher is one of ESPN's Liverpool bloggers and the founder of LFC fanzine and website The Liverpool Way.

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