Liverpool are hunting a first league victory in over a month as they host Burnley in Premier League action on Thursday night at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s out-of-form side have not scored a goal in their last three league games, the last of which was a goalless draw against Manchester United, and the champions are currently fourth in the table, seven points off leaders United.
Burnley, meanwhile, are 17th in the table and will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat at West Ham at the weekend – they managed to claim a point at Anfield at the back end of last season.
Sportsmail’s Kieran Jackson will provide live coverage of Liverpool vs Burnley including build-up, team news and in-game updates.
43 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley – LIVERPOOL HIT THE CROSSBAR!
What a chance for Divock Origi!
Ben Mee makes a mess of his pass back to Pope and Origi is in on goal – but his shot rattles the underside of the crossbar and out!
He has to score really – and Liverpool’s wait for a goal in the league goes on!
41 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Lovely move from left-to-right by Liverpool and as Alexander-Arnold cuts inside, Charlie Taylor blocks superbly!
The Burnley full back also clears from the subsequent corner.
39 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Burnley’s Ashley Barnes is the first player in the book for a late challenge on Thiago in the centre of the park.
38 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Trent Alexander-Arnold finds himself on the left – he cuts in and shoots with power but it sails harmlessly over the bar and into the Anfield Road stand.
35 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Burnley have a free-kick out wide on the left and from McNeil’s delivery, the ball finds Brady at the back post whose dragged shot is simple for Alisson at this near-post.
Nevertheless, Sean Dyche will be very happy with what he’s seen so far…
32 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
De ja vu here!
Mane finds Origi, who cuts in and shoots with more purpose this time – but straight at Pope!
Pressure slowly but surely building…
29 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Bit of space opens up for Origi this time outside the box – his shot is accurate in the corner, but hasn’t quite got the power and Pope manages to hold onto it.
27 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Brady is late with a challenge on Robertson and Liverpool have a free-kick out on the left…
However, Mike Dean spots an infringement in the middle and Burnley have a free-kick of their own.
Still struggling for any real tempo here the champions.
23 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Better from Liverpool.
Mane swivels just outside the box and tees up Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose shot is powerful but straight at Nick Pope.
22 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Few corners in a row for the hosts… and then Xherdan Shaqiri goes close!
Burnley clear their lines, before some space opens up for the Switerzerland international – he cuts in from the right and fires a wicked left-footed shot which is just wide of Nick Pope’s left-hand post!
19 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
It certainly hasn’t been the case of a lightning quick start by the out-of-form champions…
Burnley look very comfortable, with and without the ball, while the Reds look one-paced in attack.
No chances to speak of in the last five.
13 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Opening for Burnley!
Alisson can’t hold on to a looping cross into the box and Barnes strikes with the keeper well off his line – but the Brazilian recovers well to smother the shot!
11 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Another classic case of the linesman not putting his flag up until after the phase of play is complete here…
Ashley Barnes is played in and eventually gets a shot underway which is comfortable for Alisson down low to his left.
Solid start from the visitors.
7 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Chance for Liverpool from a corner!
Sadio Mane wins the header at the near-post from Alexander-Arnold’s out-swinger, but Fabinho can’t quite react quickly enough in the six-yard box!
Burnley put the ball behind for another corner, which is more comfortably dealt with.
4 minutes: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
Early chance to load the box for Burnley from a set-piece but Liverpool cope with the threat well and clear their lines…
KICK-OFF: Liverpool 0-0 Burnley
We’re underway at Anfield – Burnley in their yellow away kit tonight!
The players are out at Anfield!
Sean Dyche, speaking to Sky Sports:
– ‘I think earlier in the season we had a number of injuries, we settled down in the defensive side of things. We are looking for that balance, done the right things on a couple of occasions.
‘The chance count can only show so much, we haven’t always taken chances. But we have 14 points in our last nine games, stats and facts will suggest we will score goals.
‘A lot of people will suggest that (it’s a good time to play Liverpool). They’ve still got some very good players and have put out a strong side. They’ve got other players who can operate from the bench.’
Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports:
– (On whether Salah and Firmino are rested or dropped) ‘Neither nor. It’s just reaction to the quality in the squad which we have to use. We play every three days, we have to make changes.
‘Hendo is not in the squad, he felt a little – it’s not serious but he couldn’t make it tonight. But the other two changes are because Divock, Shaq and Ox just trained well all week and we have to show that. It will be a very very intense game tonight, we have good options on the bench.
‘You can only change things by doing and staying clam, especially in front of goal. That’s the most important thing. It’s not easy in this business because everyone talks about you every day.
‘Staying calm is a challenge and I’m not worried, I want us to play really good in games. It’s a game where it’s difficult to play really good, they defend so well. They can annoy you and these kind of things, in counter attacks and set pieces too.’
Nick Pope makes his 100th start for the Clarets tonight!
A landmark night for the Burnley goalkeeper.
The Reds undergoing a thorough warm-up…
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬜⬜#LIVBUR loading… pic.twitter.com/G4OAfi46kl
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 21, 2021
Managers with the highest increase in squad value (%)
This is interesting reading:
1st in the league: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – Was: £470.3m Now: £994.1m Increase/Decrease: 111.4%
2nd in the league: Sean Dyche (Burnley) – Was: £66.8m Now: £136.9m Increase/Decrease: 104.9%
How will this man fare this evening without Salah and Firmino alongside him?
– Liverpool have lost just one of their last 17 home league games against Burnley (W11 D5), with that defeat coming back in September 1974 (0-1).
– Since Mo Salah joined Liverpool in 2017, the Reds have won four of their five Premier League games without both him and Roberto Firmino in the starting XI (D1), including two wins over Burnley.
Joel Matip features for Liverpool for the first time since December 27
The Liverpool squad out warming up at Anfield!
Jordan Henderson is OUT tonight with a minor muscle strain
Another injury blow for Jurgen Klopp and his team.
The last time Liverpool won at Anfield? Over a month ago, December 16
Here are the teams in full!
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Mane, Origi
Subs: Milner, Firmino, Salah, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Phillips, Kelleher, Neco Williams.
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brady, Westwood,
Brownhill, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
Subs: Cork, Gudmundsson, Peacock-Farrell, Stephens, Rodriguez, Pieters, Bardsley, Vydra, Long.
Referee: Mike Dean
TEAM NEWS – BURNLEY
LINE-UP | Here is how the Clarets line-up this evening at Anfield. ⬇️
Charlie Taylor and Dwight McNeil return to the starting XI. 👊#LIVBUR | #UTC | @eToro
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 21, 2021
TEAM NEWS – LIVERPOOL
No Salah or Firmino in the Liverpool starting XI tonight!
Captain Jordan Henderson is not in the matchday squad.
Here it is…
Your #LIVBUR starting line-up 🔴🗞️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 21, 2021
Will either of them start tonight though?
Some early team news ahead of #LIVBUR… 🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 21, 2021
Welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Liverpool vs Burnley in the Premier League at Anfield tonight!
Kick-off is at 8pm (GMT) – team news on its way in 10 minutes!