Liverpool could leap frog back to the top of the premier league if depending on Manchester’s City’s result against Watford on Saturday and if they can reverse their recent form to take the points against Burnley as they travel to Anfield for Sunday’s mid-day kick off.
Liverpool could have Dejan Lovern available after the Croatian defender has been side lined for the past two months with a hamstring problem. Added to that the return of James Milner and Jurgen Klopp’s mini injury crisis looks slightly better.
There could also be a first appearance of the season for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who has been out for nearly 11 months with a serious knee injury that kept him out of the England side for last summers world cup. The former Arsenal star made his comeback in a recent u23’s game at Derby but was withdrawn earlier than expected due to a suspected hamstring problem.
Speaking about his side’s recent form Klopp was clear of what was required against a team that has picked up some decent results over the past few weeks.
“The plan is clear: we have to win football games. Manchester City play on Saturday, so we will know the result before we start so there is no reason to make a big fuss.
“We are in a position we like to be in, it is not a problem. We wanted to be in a position to fight for the top spot in the league and we are still in it and that is all we need to be positive and optimistic.”
While Burnley boss Sean Dyche will be looking to go ease the pressure on his job has his side a dwelling only 5 points above the relegation Zone and will be hoping they can go one better than they did in this fixture last year when they walked away with a point despite the home side completely dominating in the statics. Speaking before the game he said;
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