Liverpool are looking to shrug off their recent defeat to title rivals Arsenal when they welcome Burnley to Anfield this Saturday in the Premier League.
The 3-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to just two points, with a visit from Burnley perhaps the perfect opportunity for the Reds after a disappointing result. Jurgen Klopp’s side won this fixture 2-0 on Boxing Day at Turf Moor, goals from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota easing the league leaders to victory.
Vincent Kompany’s side are still firmly placed in the relegation zone but did manage an impressive comeback draw against Fulham last time out. January loan signing David Datro Fofana produced a brace in only his second match for the Clarets to claim a point, but a trip to Anfield will be a far more challenging proposition for a side that has kept just one clean sheet in their last ten matches in all competitions.
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Klopp has a number of injuries and absentees to contend with ahead of the clash with Burnley, the most significant being Mohamed Salah. The winger is still absent after injuring himself at the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt and is highly unlikely to be fit for the visit of the Clarets.
Dominik Szoboszlai was a surprise omission from the Liverpool squad that travelled to Arsenal last Sunday and, while no official timeframe has been put on his return, he’s a major doubt for the weekend.
Ibrahima Konate will serve his one-game suspension after seeing red against Arsenal, while Conor Bradley may still be absent after his father tragically passed away recently.
Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas are guaranteed to be out, while Wataru Endo should be available on Saturday after returning from the Asian Cup. The Japan international will have to compete with Thiago Alcantara in midfield, the Spaniard making his first appearance of the season against Arsenal after nine months on the sidelines.
Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Van Dijk, Gomez; Mac Allister, Endo, Jones; Diaz, Nunez, Jota.