Can seals comeback win to maintain Liverpool's top four push
Mar 13 2017
Liverpool's season in the Premier League has developed a pattern of success against the top teams and struggles against those sides lower down.
A well-taken finish on the stroke of half time pulled the hosts level and extended his current streak to four goals in six previous outings on home soil.
Burnley are weak when they travel away, and the Reds' attacking power should overrun Dyche's tactics. Sensing the need for something different, Klopp brought on young Ben Woodburn for a disappointing Coutinho in the 60th minute.
However, coach Sean Dyche has Burnley sat comfortably in mid-table, 11 points clear of the relegation zone-a huge achievement from one of the top division's smaller teams.
"Second half, I thought we did much better because there was not really a chance [for Burnley] from open play, only set pieces".
The absence of cup matches and appeared mood should have a good impact on the game wards Jurgen Klopp.
Hopefully, this lack of depth won't hurt Liverpool today.
It seems a simple answer to give when it comes to this battle, but the match will be decided around Liverpool's final-third.
The Reds take on 3rd placed Manchester City next in the league, a victory over the Citizens would move Liverpool into 3rd place.
"I still believe I've got a future at Liverpool". Wijnaldum's composure in first-half stoppage time was admirable, while Can atoned for his first-half clumsiness with a wonderful right-footed finished from range that nestled into Tom Heaton's bottom corner. It does not make you a bad person.
"Against Burnley it is clear what you have to expect: the knowledge about our problems against other teams is not for this game". Matt Lowton's late shot went over the bar, but otherwise Klopp's defence was resilient and Simon Mignolet proactive in his claims for the ball. 'We were resolute in our defending, we had good organisation, a good tactical plan; we scored a sublime first goal, then had two or three other chances and ruffled their feathers.
"We knew it after the Arsenal game these questions would be asked".
For all the negative spin, resilience is also a hallmark of Liverpool's season. It took a stoppage time Fernando Llorente victor to deny them a point at the Liberty Stadium in their last outing and they snatched a point away at Hull in the match before that. Burnley will look to Joey Barton to be a stopper, of legal and illegal sorts, in the middle of the park against the Liverpool attack.