Liverpool vs Burnley: Premier League preview

Jurgen Klopp’s side made a fine start to their title defence, but four matches without a League win have allowed the likes of Manchester United, Leicester and Man City to steal a march.

While there is no immediate sense of alarm given Liverpool’s recent glory, the goals have dried up – and Klopp will be keen to restore the club’s aura of invincibility if they are to retain their crown.

At first glance, the visit of Burnley looks like the perfect chance to secure three points – but Sean Dyche’s Clarets don’t concede many goals despite sitting 17th, and could make it a tight contest on Merseyside.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Liverpool vs Burnley is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Anfield due to coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Liverpool vs Burnley

TV channel: The match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Live stream: Fans can watch the match online via the SkyGo app.

Liverpool vs Burnley team news

Klopp is hoping to have centre-back Joel Matip available after a four-match absence, but Diogo Jota is still out with a knee injury.

Virgil van Dijk (knee), Joe Gomez (knee), Naby Keota (knock) and Konstantinos Tsimikas (knee) remain sidelined.

As for Burnley, CHarlie Taylor is available after a thigh problem.

Liverpool vs Burnley prediction: 1-0 home win

At any other point of the season, you’d likely be looking at a big home win. However, Liverpool are short of confidence, and you’d suspect Klopp would take three points however they came here. There’s no doubt Liverpool could smash Burnley, but a tight home win looks likeliest right now.

Liverpool vs Burnley head to head (h2h) results

Last meeting: Liverpool 1-1 Burnley (11/07/2020)

Liverpool vs Burnley odds and betting tips

Liverpool to win 1-0: 17/2

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