Liverpool player ratings: Liverpool v Burnley – Sep 16

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That means the two teams stay in the same place on the table – Burnley in 7th and Liverpool in 8th.

Mohamed Salah has netted five times in all competitions for Liverpool since joining from Roma in the summer.

And it was required after Burnley scored with their only shot of the first half.

Burnley man Jonathan Walters has previously netted on seven occasions against Liverpool.

Moreover, Liverpool’s inability to beat so-called lessor lights in the Premier League has been an issue for Klopp for much of his tenure at Anfield.

A lot of their problems could be chalked up to Klopp’s excessive use of counter-attacking since teams seem happy to relinquish the ball and await their chance, exactly like Burnley.

“What I really like about what Sean Dyche is doing there is that they have a clear plan – you can see it in each game”, said Klopp, as per Sky Sports. They made seven changes, players who have been brought in for absolute fortunes, players on the bench who have come in for £35m. Our shape was good and Popey was excellent in goal. In this case, like you all know, I was interested.

“We are still learning a little bit, me included but I’m very pleased with today”.

“Over the years here we have had a few partnerships and they have worked well and I think Chris Wood is a fantastic talent”, he said. (He also swapped Roberto Firmino for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.) In post-match comments, Klopp said his reasoning was straight-forward: he didn’t want to risk pushing Coutinho too hard, too soon.

“We conceded one goal and that is where we have to improve most, to switch the mood from being offensive all the time”.

However it was Burnley who would open the scoring, with Scott Arfield firing past Simon Mignolet on 27 minutes afer some unconvincing defending from the hosts. For keepers, they are constantly landing on their shoulders, so common-sensically it’s even more reason to make sure it’s 100 per cent right.

FW Dominic Solanke, N/R – Lively cameo from the youngster who looked a big threat due to his movement and strength in the penalty area.

“Our shape was good, our defensive unit was excellent, other than their goal – we got caught square on a long ball, the irony of that, hey?”

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“We reacted really well and why we feel so disappointed or frustrated is because we see what this team can do”.

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