Liverpool vs Burnley: Line-up, EPL prediction and result

Jurgen’s Reds are in midweek action and in need of an EPL win sharpish.

Latest EPL standings as well as fixtures and results are found below the predictions.

Liverpool continue their bid to retain their English Premier League title on Thursday night as Burnley visit Anfield.

There were few causes for alarm on Merseyside when they Reds stuffed Crystal Palace 7-0 on 19 December.

But they’ve drawn blanks in three of four winless matches since, including Sunday’s goalless draw at home to title challengers Manchester United.

It’s left Jurgen Klopp’s side in a tangle at the top with both Manchester clubs, 2016 champions Leicester, London pair Tottenham and Chelsea and cross-city rivals Everton.

Joel Matip may finally be fit to return to ease the Reds’ defensive woes, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez still stuck in the treatment room.

Klopp may take the step of shuffling out any of his misfiring star forward trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, with Divok Origi and Takumi Minamino

Burnley have struggles of their own at the wrong end of the EPL table, as their difficult campaign drags on.

The Clarets have lost three of their last four and are facing similar headaches in front of goal as their blunted hosts.

West Ham won the claret and blue battle at the London Stadium on Saturday, leaving Sean Dyche’s side just one place and four points clear of the relegation zone heading into the midweek action.

Dwight McNeil is pushing for a return to a starting berth having dropped to the bench in recent weeks, while Charlie Taylor is nearing a return from injury for the Clarets.

Liverpool vs Burnley: Prediction

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

Liverpool vs Burnley: EPL starting XI prediction

Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Probable Burnley Starting XI: Nick Pope, Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters, Robbie Brady, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil, Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood.

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