There are no easy matches left though for the Reds. Burnley is a quality mid-table side in good form. Since the restart, they’ve claimed the sixth most points of any club.
With Jordan Henderson out for the remainder of the season, Liverpool are down their captain and leader. They’ll miss his intensity. How will Jurgen Klopp help keep the Reds’ intensity going?
Liverpool totally dominates possession in the first half. A glorious Andy Robertson header puts them up 1-0 after the first 45 minutes.
Liverpool carried on well until Klopp made subs in the second half. They immediately conceded and went on to a limp 1-1 draw. Now Liverpool need to win all 3 remaining games to break the points record.
Credit to Nick Pope for Burnley. He kept them in the match early on when they had no business being in the game.
Liverpool Player Ratings
Jurgen Klopp (5) –
Giving the youngsters more run today, with Curtis Jones and Neco Williams earning starts.
Everything went well until subbing in Keita. Klopp just hasn’t been able to get the lads humming for a full 90 minutes since the restart.
Alisson (8) –
No matter how shaky Liverpool can be defensively at times, Ali is always solid. Not a lot to do early, and nothing he could do about the Burnley goal. That was a blast. Did everything to keep Liverpool safe at the end.
Neco Williams (7) –
Despite a so-so first start last match, gets the call to give TAA a breather. Definitely looks good on his front foot. Winning some tackles too. Playing with lots of confidence. Pulled for TAA. Good showing, better than the previous match.
Virgil van Dijk (5) –
With Hendo out, VVD needs to step up the intensity. Should’ve blocked (instead of turned) on the Burnley goal. Another poor showing.
Joe Gomez (5) –
More careless defending, earning a yellow card again. Sloppy. Should be better than this.
Andy Robertson (7.5) –
Very lively today both going forward and back. Unlucky not to have an assist or two in the first half. Gets Liverpool on the board with a big boy header for his second goal of the season. Best of Liverpool’s backline today.
Curtis Jones (7) – After netting his first Premier League goal last match, gets his first start over The Looks Great in Training Naby KeitaTM
Has seen A LOT of the ball, leading Liverpool in possession before getting pulled for Keita.
Liverpool immediately concedes as soon as Keita comes on. Of course. But good showing from Jones.
Gini Wijnaldum (6) –
The Reds will need his intensity today. He was solid but not spectacular.
Fabinho (7) –
Lovely assist to Robbo on the opener. Good tackling and distribution. He wasn’t the problem today.
Mo Salah (6) –
The Egyptian is on a goal-scoring mission. He’s starting to look like Salah of ’17-18. Denied a goal with a fine off-foot strike by Nick Pope. Effort is there but finishing definitely off. Rushed a shot with his weak foot at the end that could’ve won it. Again, no end product today.
Sadio Mane (7) –
Good game for Mane: 4 shots, 3 completed dribbled, some good link up. Just no end product.
Roberto Firmino (6) –
Feels like he’s primed to score one this match. Doesn’t happen. His the woodwork but otherwise another so-so performance.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (5) – On for Neco. Missed his mark on the free kick as soon as he comes on, leading to the goal.
The Looks Great In Training Naby Keita (4) – Comes on for Jones, Liverpool immediately concedes. Sailing passes. Ugh.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (NR) – Should’ve started this match in mid. Looks fast but not enough time to make an impact.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Thinking Robbo, but going with Alisson. He kept the Reds from losing this one.