Liverpool vs Burnley, Premier League

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Liverpool host Burnley FC in the Premier League today.

Every year you can stay in the Premier League, you're more at ease and believe in yourself and the team more and keep moving forward.

Dejan Lovren was missing due to a "back injury" however he was on the bench - suggesting that LFC may well have not done enough business in terms of centre-backs in the transfer window. There were times when he tried to play through balls into a closed gap, or looked to shoot when a pass would have been more appropriate. In his first two games the New Zealand International has managed two goals. Regardless, he was thrown into the starting lineup on Saturday and continues to look off the pace.

It was expected for the Eagles to dominate possession and have a distinct territorial advantage, but Burnley stood strong and smothered the Palace attacks which saw 23 shots attempted but over half of them charged down. He is perhaps still lacking match fitness after recovering from a bad back.

"Yes, result wise it is frustrating but honestly I am as a person not like this", said Klopp, who made seven changes from the Sevilla game.

When Tom Heaton's stand-in was beaten, the woodwork came to Burnley's rescue.

Klopp admitted it would have "been typical" for Liverpool had they scored from either or both of those chances and that is the problem - being so commanding without killing off a game is too much of a distinctive trait for the Merseysiders.

The match has significance for Wood, who left Leeds in August following 30 goals for the second-tier Championship club last season.

His raw pace and direct way of playing is both simplistic and handsome, causing a host of problems for any defender standing in his way.

"A lot of parts of the game I was really happy with".

Naby Keita is the Bundesliga's best player right now.

Liverpool's frailty in defence was exposed once more as Arfield finished calmly from the edge of the box in the 27th minute after the Reds twice failed to clear a long ball.

"Obviously, we have had strikers here before and it's important to get on well off the pitch and during training well. Because he played against Arsenal, I think he was really ready and he played really well", continued Klopp. The criticism appeared justified last Saturday as City attackers carved up Klopp's back line.

West Brom's former England midfielder Gareth Barry became the first EPL player to start 600 games.

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