Burnley v Liverpool - Saturday 15:00
Burnley were not clinical enough with their finishing in their opening fixture against Swansea, as they succumbed to a late 1-0 defeat. However they’ve managed to keep hold of the 2015/16 Championship’s Player of the Year and top scorer Andre Gray, as well as the consistent George Boyd, whilst improving their team this week with the acquisition of Steven Defour.
Without European football at Anfield this year, a challenge for the Premier League or at the very least a Champions League place will rest on Klopp’s mind. Whilst the erratic defending the Reds showed against Arsenal will be a concern, Klopp will have been delighted with his side going forward, and in particular new signing Saido Mane who illuminated the game with a sensational solo goal, not to mention Coutinho, who Inter inexplicably let go for just £8.5m in January 2013.
Liverpool’s defence should remain largely unchanged, though Emre Can may come in and play in front of the back four. Nonetheless, Klopp’s very much a ‘we’ll score one more than you’ manager and since the Reds have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 league games, we think Burnley will score here, but be overwhelmed by Liverpool’s attacking talent.