Liverpool LIV Diogo Jota (18'), Mané (69')
2-0 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 2
Aug 21, 2021 KO: 11:30

Liverpool - Burnley

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Mike Dean
Diogo Jota 18'  
Mané 69'  

Match preview

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Liverpool could be boosted by the return of skipper Jordan Henderson to face Burnley.

Liverpool will play in front of a packed Anfield crowd in a competitive game for the first time in almost a year when they welcome Burnley to Merseyside on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds should be boosted by the continued return to fitness of a number of their internationals over the summer, with captain Jordan Henderson in line to make his first appearance of the season.

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The defence should remain the same, with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip continuing to ramp up their injury recoveries at centre half and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right.

Andrew Robertson began running at training during the week, but Kostas Tsimikas will remain at left-back for at least until the international break.

Midfield is where most of the excitement could be for the Reds, with Henderson a chance to lead the team out in front of the Kop.

Fabinho came off the bench in the opening day win against Norwich City and could come in from the start in this clash, with Naby Keita the only midfielder keeping his place from that win. Thiago Alcantara is also fit again and should see minutes, though likely from the bench.

Diogo Jota opened the scoring for Liverpool at Carrow Road last week, but it wasn’t until Roberto Firmino’s introduction on the hour mark that Liverpool began to play their best football.

The Brazilian opened his account for the season minutes after coming on and could earn himself a start at Jota’s expense for the Anfield opener.

Mohamed Salah was at his devastating best against Norwich, having a hand in all three goals, and should start on the right-hand side again with Sadio Mane on the left.

Liverpool starting XI versus Burnley

Liverpool - Football tactics and formations

Recent Ratings

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64
Burnley
  Average Match Rating  
6.9
  Home  
5.4
6.9
  Away  
6.3
6.9
  Total  
5.9

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Burnley
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
4
Draws
3
5
Losses
5
11
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
32
21
Goals Per Game
1.60
1.05
More > 2.5 Goals
8
11
More > 3 Goals
3
5
Scored First in a Match
12
9
Scored Both Halves
6
2
Won More > 1 Goal
9
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
33
Did Not Score
4
7
Both Teams Scored
7
10
Kept Clean Sheet
10
4
Won Without Conceding
9
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
778
549
Possession
58
44
Passes
584
373
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
12
Shots on Target
5.50
4.11
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.09
Crosses
21
22
Offsides
1.94
2.39
Penalties
0.00
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
15
18
Interceptions
9.37
9.79
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
15
23
Total Shots Conceded
10
15
Shots on Target Conceded
3.95
4.45
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
8.85
Yellow Cards
1.15
1.30
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

  1. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  2. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  3. Sprained Ankle image description