Much-changed Liverpool bounce back to ease past resolute Burnley

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Jurgen Klopp has made seven changes to his Liverpool starting lineup for tonight's Premier League clash Burnley, three days on from the Merseyside derby.

"There were a lot of situations, challenges".

"I'm pretty sure I don't make a lot of friends, but that's not my job", said the Reds boss.

Klopp, whose side are two points behind leaders Manchester City, added: "We won the game but the challenges from the beginning, the sliding tackling on that wet ground, I really think the referee should have said something earlier".

In defence, the German tactician goes with Joe Gomez and Alberto Moreno as full-backs, while Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are centre-backs. But with six or seven yards and then [slide], these times are over. There was nothing to say "wow, too much", they were normal challenges. If there was no rule against it we, as managers, would constantly celebrate on the pitch and you would say "that's nice" (and) the whole bench would run there.

"The last time I did it was around 14 years ago".

Asked about the PSG reports, Fabinho told UOL, as quoted by FourFourTwo: "I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I'd like to leave Liverpool", he told UOL when asked about the PSG reports. You've got to put a marker on the game - not only with good tackles, but also with good play.

Burnley took the lead in the 54th minute as James Tarkowski's header was saved by Alisson, Barnes beating the goalkeeper to the loose ball with Cork pouncing on the rebound to slot home.

Divock Origi, who scored the victor in the Merseyside derby on Sunday, will start up-front, while Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri have also been granted places in the starting XI.

Liverpool started the second-half with greater objective, and Daniel Sturridge forced a good save from Hart with a powerful effort from the edge of the area which was destined for the bottom corner.

Keita, making his first league start since mid-September, looked their biggest threat in the final third but there were few other players on his wavelength.



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