Liverpool will look to add to their Premier League title bid when they host Burnley at Anfield in Game no. 1 of Game Week 2 on Saturday (Watch live at 7:30 a.m. ET, Peacock Premium).
Last time around Liverpool beat newly promoted Norwich City to a 3-0 away victory, now the Reds return to their castle in North West England where they will be greeted by 53,000 fans for the first time. in 17 months. The victory over Norwich also marked the return of center-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip (who both started), as well as Joe Gomez, after the trio suffered season-ending injuries long before the campaign ended. 2020-21. The mere return of such a quality to the position that derailed last season’s title defense felt like a new signing (or two or three) from the opening whistle – not to mention the new center-back who ‘they have Actually signed this summer, Ibrahima Konaté. Assuming the same extent of injury doesn’t happen for Liverpool’s central midfielders – the squad’s thinnest area these days – Jurgen Klopp and Co., should be in the title chase so far. at the very end.
On the other side, Burnley suffered a 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend which was made all the more frustrating as they took the lead after two minutes and kept the 1-0 advantage until the 73rd minute, when they conceded two goals in five minutes. The narrative around the Clarets has long been one of defensive solidity and an uncompromising tactical and mental approach that made Sean Dyche’s side one of the toughest Premier League sides to face, but Burnley conceded. 55 goals last season (after 50, 68 and 39 in previous seasons) and have kept just four clean sheets in the second half of the season, including their shocking 1-0 win over Liverpool in January.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool vs Burnley this Saturday with team news, odds, a stream link and more.
Liverpool squad news, injuries, lineups (INJURY REPORT)
Liverpool: OUT: James Milner (blow), Fabinho (personal reasons), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (personal reasons)
Your reds to face @BurnleyOfficial at Anfield 💪🔴
James Milner misses with a slight knock. #LIVBUR
– Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 21, 2021
Burnley team news, injuries, rosters
Burnley: OUT: Kevin Long (calf), Dale Stephens (ankle), Matej Vydra (kick), Ashley Westwood (toe)
Here’s how the Clarets line up this afternoon at Anfield, from 1⃣ to 1⃣1⃣ 👇
– Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 21, 2021
Ends and ends (Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Liverpool (-556) | Burnley (+1300) | Lucky draw (+575)
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Liverpool had that look in their eyes on the opening weekend, and it really is terrible news for the non-elites of the Premier League. Liverpool 4-0 Burnley.
How to watch Liverpool – Burnley and start time
Kick off: 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday
In line: Stream via Peacock Premium