Liverpool welcome relegation-battling Burnley to Anfield as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table over Manchester City and Arsenal.
- Date: 10/02/24
- Kick-off time: 15:00
- Venue: Anfield
After last weekend’s disappointing 3-1 loss at the Emirates against Arsenal, Liverpool will be hoping to get back to winning ways as they take on Burnley at home.
The defeat to their title rivals meant that their lead at the top is back to just two points over the Gunners, with Man City within touching distance as well, who also have a game in hand. This will certainly be a must-win for Jurgen Klopp’s side, in order to maintain or extend their advantage at the top.
This was just Liverpool’s second defeat of the Premier League season, following their first away at Tottenham at the end of September.
Burnley are in a fight for survival, as they face the prospect of an immediate return to the Championship. They currently sit in 19th, seven points from safety, and only three points above bottom place Sheffield United.
Vincent Kompany’s side will have a hard time keeping Liverpool’s attack quiet, as their 47 goals conceded is the second worst in the league. The Reds have scored more goals than anyone else in the division with 52. They will still be missing Mo Salah, but the likes of Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz should have more than enough to share the load. The trio have scored a combined 19 Premier League goals this season.
These two sides have met 17 times since Burnley were first promoted to the Premier League in 2009. It is a fixture that has been largely dominated by Liverpool, with them winning on 13 occasions and losing just twice. They are currently on a four-game winning streak against the Clarets, scoring eight goals in this stretch and conceding zero. Burnley’s last win against Liverpool came in January 2021, when an 83rd-minute Ashley Barnes penalty won his side all three points in a behind-closed-doors clash at Anfield.
The return fixture earlier this season finished in favour of the Reds, as Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota found the back of the net in a 2-0 win at Turf Moor on Boxing Day.