Liverpool face Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday, just three days after Alisson Becker’s historic header against The Hawthorns. In Burnley vs Liverpool, the Reds will want to avoid squandering such an instantly iconic Premier League moment.
With his 95th-minute winner on Sunday, Alisson held Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive in remarkable circumstances. He dedicated the goal to his father, upon whose recent demise, he could not even attend the funeral.
But the Reds know they still need to win their final two games of the season to have the best chance of winning Champions League football next season.
Burnley vs Liverpool Team news
- With Euro 2020 just around the corner, Burnley are unlikely to lose Nick Pope. There are still questions about Dale Stephens and Phil Bardsley.
- Jay Rodriguez, Ashley Barnes, and Johann Gudmundsson are all vying for starting spots in this game.
Burnley possible starting lineup: Peacock-Farrell; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Barnes
- Diogo Jota and Ozan Kabak will sit out of Liverpool this season, with Kabak possibly playing his last game.
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was ruled out against West Brom on Sunday due to illness, and he may miss this match too.
- Georginio Wijnaldum should be recalled to the starting XI in midweek after only playing as a substitute against West Brom.
- Jurgen Klopp may make Fabinho replace Rhys Williams at centre-back against Burnley’s huge aerial threat.
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Phillips, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
- Burnley have lost two of their last three games at Turf Moor, including a 4-0 loss to Leeds last weekend.
- Meanwhile, to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive, Liverpool literally needed their goalkeeper Alisson to score.
- Burnley have made some games difficult for Liverpool lately. But after the manner of their victory over West Brom, Liverpool should be confident.
These kinds of matches Liverpool have struggled with this season, but nonetheless will have to win, not even draw.
And their last two results, in particular, could put them well ahead of the game.
Burnley’s home form is bad, moreover, whereas Liverpool’s road record has held their top-four aspirations alive in recent months.
Plus, the visitors have secured five of their previous six Premier League visits to Turf Moor.
It will most likely be another hard-fought match in which Liverpool dominate possession but fail to score goals.
Still, we predict Klopp’s men to come out on top.