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

Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge start, Dejan Lovren rested

Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge start, Dejan Lovren rested

The one consolation for Klopp was the quick response, with Liverpool taking just three minutes to equalise thanks to a fine individual effort from Mohamed Salah.

Substitute Dominic Solanke came closest to winning it for the Reds as he struck the bar with a side-footed volley late on.

But just three minutes later Salah netted his third Premier League goal of the season, rifling low under Pope with a fierce low drive. If Liverpool can dismiss their 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City as an aberration, this bore more similarities to Wednesday's draw with Sevilla.

Robbie Brady beat Alexander-Arnold in the air but when the ball came in to Chris Wood, Matip failed to win the header while Klavan kicked at thin air.

DF Joel Matip, 6 - Made a vital clearance off the line late on but should have done better for Burnley's goal.

The goalkeeper was truly a key factor for Burnley's performance since he denied Liverpool despite them peppering the Burnley goal.

Liverpool's hit-and-miss start to the new campaign continued as they drew 1-1 with Burnley on Saturday afternoon despite having a raft of chances to put the game to bed.

An underwhelming Liverpool were held by a sturdy Burnley at Anfield. After throwing away a 2-1 lead against Sevilla mid-week, Jurgen Klopp would have hoped to convert the Burnley fixture into a stright-forward win to rake in three crucial points.

For Burnley, Nick Pope starts in goal (eventually) with Tom Heaton nursing a shoulder injury. "Right from the front we chased every ball, got together and stuck at it, I think we deserved it in the end".

Despite trailing in nearly every match stat, Sean Dyche's side held firm to continue its impressive start to the season. I thought we done that well today. We made seven changes and still played this type of football - no one should take this for granted.

Coutinho was replaced by Solanke after a sub-par performance, with U/20 World Cup player of the tournament nearly turning one point into three, but he contrived to hit the woodwork with the goal gaping as the match finished 1-1.

"I was lucky to manage Barcelona with many outstanding performances but this week has been a lot of goals". Nearly created a late victor with a fine run and terrific cross to the back post, but Alexander-Arnold's shot was well saved by the keeper.

"I think in a lot of moments of the game, you can not play better football than we did today".

"We know it's tough coming to these places and we are willing to do the bits that are nitty gritty in the game", said Dyche.

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