Liverpool v Burnley: Reds to pass test of mental strength

Posted March 12, 2017

Things have turned around in recent weeks thanks to impressive wins over Tottenham Hotspur on February 11 and last week's 3-1 win over Arsenal. They now face a struggling Burnley side who haven't won a match since January. However, questions still remain.

"We're a team who are hard to play against", he added.

But, Liverpool have to buck the trend this weekend of only rocking up against the big boys.

For any team to flourish in the Premier League, they need to have a world-class striker, and Liverpool lack in this department.

Unless Stoke, Southampton or West Ham have a late-season surge, it is the two sides meeting at Goodison Park on Saturday that will be fighting it out for one European place next season. The former Borussia Dortmund boss is right to be upbeat, with LFC fourth going into the weekend.

Part of their current malaise can be attributed to their defensive frailties: six of their last eight home games against teams outside the top six have featured more than four goals.

"We don't play checkers", said Klopp. James Milner - a justifiable favourite of Klopp's - is in line to make his 600th club appearance.

Lovren was on the bench for Liverpool's last match as he works his way back from having been out injured, with Lucas Leiva or Ragnar Klavan having partnered Matip in the heart of the Reds' defence during his absence.

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As for their away record, Sean Dyche's men are the worst in the league in that segment with only two points won in the 13 games played and only Hull City have scored less, while Bournemouth are the only team to concede more at their away games.

Liverpool have enjoyed better results with winger Sadio Mane in the team this season.

The Burnley side do not enjoy playing away from home. However, they beat Tottenham and, most recently, Arsenal during that period. It's a curious dichotomy, because you would think a game based on consistent tactics and principles could be successful anywhere.

According to The Mirror: "Tom Heaton has recovered from illness but Steven Defour (hamstring), Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Dean Marney (both knee) will all miss out".

"Even when they have lost, it's been close games".

A Premier League victor, Dzeko is back in the goals over in Serie A, bagging a rather impressive 30 in the Italian capital so far this season.

Sunday's lone match features Liverpool taking on Burnley at 12 p.m.