Chris Wood's scoring run ends as Burnely held by Liverpool

Annette Crawford
September 17, 2017

Liverpool's weaknesses in defence are becoming a glaring issue for Klopp who admitted that he was aware of that fact, given the domination his team had enjoyed over Burnley in terms of possession and shots.

The Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley will be available on NBC Sports Gold, which requires a subscription. At some point, somebody like Arsenal will be on the end of another Liverpool hiding but today Burnley got another great result to add to those they got against Spurs and Chelsea in what is shaping up to be a good season for them.

Ahead of the trip to Anfield, Vokes said: "I feel a lot more confident at this level". Liverpool also played Sevilla in mid-week and may be suffering from exhausted legs.

But Jurgen Klopp's side could not make their regular spells of dominance count after the break as they were denied on numerous occasions. Burnley fired a ball into the box and Klavan and Matip both went for the same header.

Much of the summer was spent debating how Liverpool would cope without Philippe Coutinho in the event of a prospective move to Barcelona. Philippe Coutinho had six, none even finding the target.

While one might also consider that the Burnley defence was extraordinarily strong and sturdy, the fact that Coutinho failed to trouble them much can not be ignored.


Nick Pope is expected to make his first Premier League start as he deputises for Heaton in goal.

This won't be the last time Liverpool dominate a match, only to be undermined by shoddy defending.

The Brazilian worldwide Coutinho had been linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer and the Catalan giants reportedly had a number of bids rejected for the player, including one that was worth £138 million. Thus, when news of his absence due to a shoulder injury broke out, fans feared the worst since the keeper would be out for about four months. Pope was solid and kept out everything brilliantly apart from Mohamed Salah's goal.

"We have quality and now we have to use this quality consistently, that should be the plan", said Klopp. I saw them running, I saw them playing, I saw them fighting.

Klopp also refuted any suggestion that he continues to place too much trust in error-prone players, with the German coach eager to point out that no-one is ideal and that form can fluctuate.

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