Liverpool vs Burnley prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Liverpool will be looking for this first Premier League win since before Christmas when they welcome Burnley to Anfield on Thursday night.

Last year’s champions now sit fourth in the table after taking only three points from their last four top-flight games but are the dominant favourites as Sean Dyche’s side edge closer to the relegation zone.

A goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday made it the Reds’ fourth game without a win – their longest league winless run since February 2017 – and third match without a goal.

READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table – all matches by date and kick-off time

Burnley have struggled for goals this season but have one of the better defensive records in the Premier League, boasting the best defence in the bottom nine. The Clarets were also the only team to deny Jurgen Klopp’s team three points at their home ground last season.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

When is the match?

Independent Football Newsletter

Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week

Read our full mailing list consent terms here

Independent Football Newsletter

Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week

Read our full mailing list consent terms here

The game kicks off at 8pm on Thursday 21 January.

Where can I watch it?  

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Premier League. Subscribers can also stream the match via the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content.

What is the team news?

Liverpool is likely to welcome Joel Matip back to the side after missing out on the Manchester United game.

Jordan Henderson will potentially move back to his favoured position in midfield after being used in defence against United, despite Xherdan Shaqiri’s good performance at the weekend.

While Diogo Jota is still out injured, Klopp will have to keep Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane up front.

Salah will be desperate to end his goal drought, having not scored in four Premier League games, but Firmino and Mane both have scored four goals in four league games against Burnley.

Burnley will be relying on the defence to keep the Reds out and Charlie Taylor could come into the starting line-up.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell is out due to illness, while Dwight McNeil will be pushing for a start after missing the last two games.

Predicted line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Thiago, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Barnes, Wood.


Liverpool – 2/11

Draw – 13/2

Burnley – 14/1


The Reds might have to be patient but it seems inconceivable that they will go a fourth game in a row without scoring. Liverpool 1-0 Burnley

Source: Read Full Article