Liverpool vs Burnley EPL 2017 - 16th Sep

Liverpool vs Burnley EPL 2017 - 16th Sep

Philippe Coutinho's Premier League return ended in disappointment, as the Clarets, who have won only once in their 23 visits to Anfield, opened the scoring in the 27th minute courtesy of Scott Arfield.

It wasn't a strong start for Liverpool by any means as Burnley were surprisingly well-organised on both ends.

Welcome to our live coverage of Liverpool-Burnley. "It could have been more often, of course, because with one better decision here or there then we would have had a few more".

Burnley are one goal better off than Liverpool in seventh place in the table after beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and enjoying draws with Tottenham and Liverpool.

"I feel a lot more confident at this level", he said. Liverpool also played Sevilla in mid-week and may be suffering from exhausted legs. Jurgen Klopp struggled to reconcile the reality of it with the figures and the emotions one of the more deceptive draws produced.

One mazy Joel Matip run nearly did the trick, but when the centre-back slipped in Salah, the Egyptian was tripped by James Tarkowski.

So, yeah...pretty much the same Liverpool you know and love.

This time it was Trent Alexander-Arnold's abject failure to beat Stephen Ward and worsened by Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip's ensuing miscommunication. The weak central defence only shows why Klopp was so desperate to sign Virgil van Dijk - a deal which he will be likely to pursue again in January. Philippe Coutinho had six, none even finding the target. Jürgen Klopp will expect to see a reply from his Liverpool team and put that game behind them.

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope said: "We were really resilient and defended really well".

"I still believe in the long-term, these players will pick themselves up from where they have been knocked down to", he told Sky Sports.

This won't be the last time Liverpool dominate a match, only to be undermined by shoddy defending. The England 'keeper faces a number of months out.

"We have quality and now we have to use this quality consistently, that should be the plan", said Klopp.

And so their sole goal came from Salah. The team had scored seven points by winning two matches by played four of this League season so far. I had to make a decision and the decision was our boys are not worse than them.