Liverpool take on Burnley tonight needing to bounce back from their recent Premier League slump.

Jurgen Klopp’s champions have fallen from first to fourth in recent weeks and are without a win in their last four top-flight outings.

Liverpool take on Burnley in the Premier League tonight

Liverpool take on Burnley in the Premier League tonight

They drew with Manchester United last time out and must respond at home to Burnley this evening.

The Clarets, who are just above the relegation zone, lost at West Ham in their last game and are in desperate need of points.

Liverpool v Burnley: How to watch

This match will be held at Anfield on Thursday, January 21 and will kick-off at 8pm.

It is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 7:30pm.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.

Liverpool v Burnley: Team news

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Mane, Origi.

Subs: Milner, Firmino, Salah, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Phillips, Kelleher, Neco Williams.

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Wood, Barnes.

Subs: Cork, Gudmundsson, Peacock-Farrell, Stephens, Rodriguez, Pieters, Bardsley, Vydra, Long.

Referee: Mike Dean

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Liverpool v Burnley: What has been said?

Jurgen Klopp believes the debate and criticism over Liverpool’s current form illustrates what a ‘crazy place’ the world has become.

He said: “The perception from outside goes really quick; people get very unhappy with the performances when the result is not there.

“I think I heard somewhere I have to rebuild this team. The world is a crazy place – not only because of the pandemic.

“No one has time any more and in football we know that. You only get time if you always make steps forward.

“In the moment, after last season, it is clear we didn’t make steps forward and we know that and we want to change that but we change it by playing not by talking.

“We think about a lot of stuff and most of the things the public think about we think about as well – but not all of them – and for sure we have to be calm in this situation.

“It is not a catastrophe, it is not perfect, but that is not important.

“I saw a lot of good signs in the Man United game and if we had won that game everyone would have seen then but because we didn’t win no one was interested. That doesn’t change my view.”

Liverpool have struggled for form in recent weeks

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Liverpool have struggled for form in recent weeks

Liverpool v Burnley: Match stats and facts

  • Liverpool have lost just one of their last 17 home league games against Burnley (W11 D5), with that defeat coming back in September 1974 (0-1).
  • Burnley have taken just five points from a possible 36 in Premier League games against Liverpool (W1 D2 L9), though the Clarets were the only visiting team to leave Anfield with a point last term.
  • Burnley have beaten all four different teams they’ve faced as reigning champions in the Premier League, beating Man Utd in 2009-10, Man City in 2014-15, Leicester in 2016-17 and Chelsea in 2017-18. Indeed, the Clarets also beat Liverpool in the last season they faced the Reds as the reigning top-flight champion (2-1 in 1973-74).
  • Liverpool have failed to score in their last three Premier League games, last failing in four in a row when failing to score in their last five games in the 1999-00 season. Only seven reigning top-flight champions have gone four without a goal, most recently Leicester in 2016-17 (six), with four of those being Liverpool in 1901-02, 1906-07, 1947-48 and 1984-85.
  • Since scoring with seven of their 14 shots against Crystal Palace (50%), Liverpool have scored just one goal from 62 shots in their last four Premier League games, a conversion rate of 1.6%.
  • Burnley have failed to score in six of their last seven away Premier League games, with their only goal in this run an own goal from Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Indeed, no side has failed to score in more different away Premier League games this season than the Clarets (6).
  • Burnley’s last four Premier League games have all ended 1-0, though the Clarets have won just one of those. Those three defeats mean that losing 0-1 is now Burnley’s most common scoreline in Premier League history (28 games).
  • Both Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted four goals in their last four Premier League appearances for Liverpool against Burnley.
  • Burnley striker Chris Wood has only played more games (7) and minutes (435) against Southampton without scoring in the Premier League than he has versus Liverpool (6 games, 400 minutes).
  • Mohamed Salah has failed to score in any of his last four Premier League games for Liverpool, with his current drought lasting 365 minutes. Only once has he gone longer without a goal for the Reds (six games between February-March 2019).


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