Liverpool frustrated by battling Burnley

Liverpool frustrated by battling Burnley

Scott Arfield expertly put the Clarets in front in the 27th minute, but Mohamed Salah equalised nearly immediately for the Reds.

The match was Coutinho's first start of the season for Liverpool, and despite seeing it come to a premature end Klopp was pleased with the Brazilian's performance.

Jurgen Klopp gave a mixed review of his side's performance, after Liverpool played out a frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Burnley on Saturday.

After having surgery on his shoulder earlier this week, Tom Heaton will be replaced in goal by Nick Pope.

Coutinho was expected to shoulder the burden in the suspended Mane's absence, but it was Salah who stepped up to lead Liverpool's front line.

Burnley, who could even have poached a late victor through Ben Mee, got an unexpected point to add to the four they secured at Chelsea and Tottenham.

The result netted Liverpool their 1,000th point at home in the Premier League as they became the fourth team to reach that landmark.

Liverpool are cranking up the pressure here in the way they did last season, when the attackers would probe and probe in the first 15-20 minutes before finally making the opposition pay.

Countless chances went begging for Liverpool in the second period, as Pope was called into action on nice occasions.

"Seven changes and playing this type of football, no one should take it for granted". "We were dominant, fantastic attitude".

Mee alongside defensive partner James Tarkowski, showed outstanding resilience to withstand the Liverpool barrage as the visitors saw out the final stages to earn a point which keeps them above Liverpool in the table.

Wood, who justified his club record signing by scoring in each of his first two EPL matches for Burnley, didn't manage a shot on goal at Anfield.

His excellent save from Trent Alexander-Arnold drew applause from Klopp, while another stop, pushing the ball onto the crossbar from Dominic Solanke's header late on, proved to be a game-saving intervention.

To follow it up Burnley took a point from Tottenham in Wembley and then won a nailbiter 1-0 against Palace last weekend. That is something I have to consider when I think about the line-up, we need freshness in mind and legs.

"He was very important, but sometimes we use to him too much because people like to use his talents".



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