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Liverpool frustrated by battling Burnley

18 September, 2017, 02:10 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Liverpool frustrated by battling Burnley

Liverpool have won five of their six Premier League matches against Burnley (L1), including winning all three contests at Anfield.

Goal - Arfield 26' - I don't know how many more ways I can think of to say that our defense isn't very good. But Dyche shouldn't have anxious because, as Burnley tend to do and already showed at Chelsea and Tottenham, they are more than capable of seeing out an attacking storm.

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The Reds were held by Sean Dyche's side at Anfield on Saturday despite recording 35 shots and enjoying the majority of chances and possession.

On the ball, he was a bit wasteful and he really did my head in late on when he held play up to argue with Jack Cork as Liverpool were looking to find a late victor.

The Reds struggled to break down the Clarets defence in the second half, despite launching wave after wave of attack at Pope's goal. Liverpool equalised quickly, Mohamed Salah getting onto the end of Emre Can's beautifully flighted long-ball, taking a superb touch before slamming a finish under Burnley keeper Nick Pope.

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But they were now caught up in Liverpool's chaos: a relentless drive forward with the bombardment coming from all directions and personnel.

It's incredible just how much Deja vu one football team can cause but once again Liverpool pulled out their usual trick.

"For us it's another game we can go in to with no fear".

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists there are positives to take from a frustrating 1-1 draw with Burnley. Desperately unlucky not to score when his close range snapshot hit the crossbar. That would need us to beat Chelsea but even a point would put us level with Spurs and even if we lose at Chelsea the next few rounds could well see us overtake our two rivals, especially if they play the way they have been of late.

And with the likes of Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dominic Solanke and Gigi Wijanldum on the bench, Klopp waited until there were 10 minutes left to make his first sub.

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