It’s been a blistering start to the new Premier League campaign and some sides will definitely be happier than others going into this weekends’ fixtures.
One of the happier sides will be Liverpool, who got off to a flying start against Arsenal in their first game of the season, coming away from the Emirates as 4-3 winners. Klopp’s team really showed their attacking prowess going forward and made arguably the biggest statement of the opening weekend.
Meanwhile, Sean Dyche’s side got their new Premier League campaign off to a losing start against Swansea City, who beat them 1-0 at Turf Moor. It was the scrappy affair that you might expect from two sides who have been tipped to struggle this year but the Clarets will be hoping to turn things around against Liverpool.
So ahead of the game, what can we expect to see from both sides?
Football Fancast writer Hayden Atkins takes us through THREE things we will see in the game between Burnley and Liverpool…
We mentioned it above but we can really expect Liverpool to show the same intensity and pace they had on display against Arsenal last week.
Going forward, the Reds were on absolute fire, turning defence into attack with relative ease. The likes of Coutinho, Firmino and Mane were the ringleaders in offence, thrilling Jurgen Klopp with their desire in getting forward time after time.
But the Reds might be without Mane for this one, he picked up a knock in training this week. But they’ll still be looking to set the pace in this one.
Bunrley’s new record signing Steven Defour is expected to play in this game and he will be a big player for the Clarets going forward.
The £8million signing from Anderlecht will look to control matters from the middle of the park and stamp his presence on a Burnley side that need to show a bit more than they did in the Swansea defeat.
He’s known for his ability to move the ball on nice and quickly, whilst strikers Vokes and Gray will be ready to find space off his movement.
Whilst the Reds looked superb going forward at the Emirates last week, it’s clear they still have work to do at the back if they want to do well this season.
Arguably the biggest defensive liability was Alberto Moreno, who looked incredibly shaky again at full-back. If Burnley are going to get goals they might be wanting to target the Liverpool left hand-side.
One of Klopp’s biggest jobs going forward will be to step up their defensive game. It’d be a great shame if they leaked goals at the back when their forwards are doing so much going forward.