Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Liverpool Drop Points in Frustrating Home Draw Despite Dominance over Burnley

Liverpool Drop Points in Frustrating Home Draw Despite Dominance over Burnley

Moments later, Scott Arfield gave Burnley the lead against the run of play but did brilliantly to put his side ahead.

Klopp made seven changes from the frustrating mid-week draw with Sevilla, and having received a warm reception from the Anfield crowd as a substitute that night, Philippe Coutinho made his first start since attempting to force through a move to Barcelona.

Jurgen Klopp will be left wondering how his side failed to get the win after missing a handful of opportunities.

It's also worth noting that Liverpool have become the 4th team in Premier League history to total 1000 points at home.

Liverpool dominated the play, but, yet again, they conceded a sloppy goal to go behind when Scott Arfield capitalised for the visitors. The Liverpool front man does brilliantly to control Can's long ball, he brushes off a challenge before powering the ball into the back of the net from inside the box.

"We created a finishing situation often enough, it could have been more often but it was the best game against Burnley since I was here, not result wise but performance wise".

The Mirror says the Reds face a fresh fight to keep one of their star players - with Mane attracting interest from Europe.

"It's our fault. We were dominant, fantastic attitude".

You could argue Pope should have done better for Salah's goal, but that could be considered harsh after a respectable performance in challenging circumstances.

But they dug deep to make sure they wouldn't leave empty-handed this time after Mohamed Salah cancelled out a clinical strike from Arfield, which the midfielder dedicated to his new nephew Connor.

However, after picking up seven points from a possible twelve in the Premier League this season, four of those points coming against last season's two top teams, the Clarets will have good reason to believe they can compete against anyone at present.

His excellent save from Trent Alexander-Arnold drew applause from Klopp, while another stop, pushing the ball onto the crossbar from Dominic Solanke's header late on, proved to be a game-saving intervention.

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

"He was very important, but sometimes we use to him too much because people like to use his talents".

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