Burnley host Liverpool at Turf Moor in the Premier League’s late kick-off on Saturday afternoon. The visitors currently sit top of the table after winning each of their first three games, while Burnley have taken four points from their first three outings, leaving them up in 6th.
Sean Dyche will have been left frustrated at his team failing to secure three points last time out, as they conceded a late equaliser against Wolves. Ashley Barnes continued his hot start to the new season when he scored the game’s opening goal, but Raul Jimenez netted in the 90th minute from the penalty spot to earn Nuno Santo Espirito’s team a point. It leaves the Clarets just a point off of Leicester City in 4th and having only lost one of their first three games, with that coming via a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal away from home. Burnley have also won three of their last five home games in the Premier League, with their only defeats in that time also coming against top-six sides in Manchester City and Arsenal at the end of last season.
Liverpool have shown no signs of allowing Manchester City an easy ride to the Premier League title this season, with Jurgen Klopp’s side continuing their perfect start to the season with a 3-1 win over Arsenal. As such, they are the only side who have a 100% record at this stage of the season in the Premier League and will be expecting to maintain that heading into the first international break. Last time out a Joel Matip header and Mohamed Salah brace helped the Reds to a fine victory over Arsenal, with the Egyptian now boasting three goals in three games in the Premier League. Liverpool took six points in their two meetings against Burnley last season and will be hopeful of escuring another win here.
Firmino has looked excellent in Liverpool’s first three games of the season so far and scored three goals in two Premier League appearances against Burnley last season.
Has been a winner in each of Liverpool’s three Premier League games this season and they will be feeling supremely confident coming into this one.
Roberto Firmino scored three goals in two games against Burnley last season.
Liverpool have won 12 straight Premier League games; a run that started with a 4-2 win over Burnley at Anfield.
Burnley have just one win in eight games against Liverpool since winning promotion back to the Premier League.
Both Robbie Brady and Steven Defour have returned to training as they continue their recoveries from injury. Ashley Barnes should start in attack alongside Chris Wood as he looks to continue his excellent start to the season.
Alisson Becker and Nathaniel Clyne are long-term absentees for the Reds, with Adrian set to continue in goal in the former’s absence. Naby Keita (hip) is also a doubt, so Jurgen Klopp could go with an unchanged starting XI.