Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will be hoping to make it successive wins to kick off the new campaign in style after goals from Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah saw them cruise to victory at newly-promoted Norwich on opening weekend.
They will also be eager for revenge against Burnley, whose shock 1-0 win on this ground in January ended Liverpool’s amazing 68-game home unbeaten run and sparked an awful sequence in which they lost six on the bounce at Anfield for the very first time in club history.
But with the likes of Virgil van Dijk now back fit and Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara also in contention, the hosts will be firm favourites to pick up another three points today.
Burnley – beginning their sixth straight season in the top-flight – looked well-positioned to grab a valuable opening win against Brighton last Saturday, leading for 70 minutes courtesy of James Tarkowski’s early header before a quick-fire late brace from the visitors left Sean Dyche’s side stunned.
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How to watch Liverpool vs Burnley
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 11:30am.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Liverpool vs Burnley is scheduled for a 12:30pm BST kick-off today – Saturday, August 21, 2021.
A capacity crowd will be back at Anfield for the first time since March 2020, with tributes before kick-off to Andrew Devine, the 97th victim of the Hillsborough disaster who passed away in July aged 55 as a result of the life-changing injuries he suffered in the disaster.
Welcome to Liverpool vs Burnley LIVE coverage!
Good morning and a warm welcome to Standard Sport’s latest football LIVE coverage as the second weekend of 2021/22 Premier League action gets underway.
Our first port of call today is Anfield, where Liverpool will hope to make it back-to-back impressive wins to kick off the new campaign as they host Burnley, looking for revenge for that 1-0 loss on Merseyside in January that ended their long unbeaten home run and sparked a dreadful sequence of form.
Stay tuned for all the match build-up, latest team news and live updates!