Liverpool v Burnley - Confirmed lineups - Klopp makes surprise change to starting XI


The outspoken pundit has predicted that Jurgen Klopp will lead his side to a 3-1 victory over the Clarets to put to bed the memories of last week's embarrassing 5-0 loss at Manchester City.

"It doesn't feel good, that's all I can say but fortune was not wearing a Liverpool shirt today".

There is also the issue of extra games this season for Klopp to address and in doing so he will need to rotate certain members of his squad but therein lies a great problem for the German tactician.

The 2017-18 Premier League season kicked off with a disappointing Liverpool result, as they conceded an 96th minute goal in a 3-3 draw at Watford.

"The defender can not do exactly the same because it is a foul and I don't know if it was in the box".

"Now we are an established Premier League side with many options and good quality options". We didn't win all of them and we lost one [to a] really high [score], but everyone who was there [saw it was a] odd game - it was not that we performed from the first second like you would imagine when somebody loses 5-0.

"We still had the chance to score but unfortunately we hit the crossbar".

"It's the best we have played against Burnley since I have been in".

"I still don't feel any positivity in this moment".

"But it is 1-1, I'm not happy about it because of the performance".

The result means that Burnley have now taken five points from away trips to Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool this season, having ended the previous campaign with the second-worst away record in the league.

"But in the dressing room and within ourselves we know we are going there full of confidence and looking to take the game on". Even if it went in, the kind of Reds fans who are personally angry at him for what happened over the summer aren't swayed quite that easily.

Chris Wood has made the transition from Championship to Premier League look easy.

"It's nearly subliminal at times".

The Reds were unsuccessful in their appeal to reduce Mane's three-game suspension following his dismissal against Manchester City, meaning the Senegal global will be missing for the visit of Vokes' Clarets to Anfield on Saturday and the two trips to Leicester in the Carabao Cup and Premier League.

"But we're not naive".

"It could have been more often, of course, because with one better decision here or there then we would have had a few more".