Liverpool v Burnley
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
Champions League chasing Liverpool host Burnley at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, as the Reds look to cement their place in the top four of the Premier League.
Liverpool moved into the top-four last weekend with a 3-1 home win over rivals Arsenal. The Reds may be fourth, but their form has not been great of late.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won just two of their last eight Premier League games. Both of those wins came at Anfield, though, a ground where they have suffered just one defeat in their last 21 games in the league. The side from Merseyside have also been prolific in recent league games at Anfield, scoring two or more goals in three of their last four league games on home soil.
Those aforementioned wins came against Spurs and Arsenal, teams around Klopp’s side in the table. The Reds tend to struggle against inferior teams, but travel-sick Burnley should not give the home side too much trouble.
The Clarets are currently 12th in the Premier League table and quite comfortable. However, that comfort comes from their stellar home record. Their away record this season has been woeful in the top-flight, as they have lost eight of their last nine league games on their travels.
To add insult to injury the Clarets defence has also been leaky on the road of late, as Sean Dyche’s team have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six outings on their travels.
Liverpool are without striker Danny Ings who is a long-term injury absentee, while captain Jordan Henderson and striker Daniel Sturridge both remains doubts for this clash.
Burnley are expected to welcome back first-choice ‘keeper Tom Heaton after he missed the trip to Swansea last time out through illness. Midfielder Dean Marney is expected to miss out through injury, while Stefan Defour, Joey Barton and Johan Berg Gudmundsson are doubts for the clash.