Poor defensive play cost Liverpool their first Champions League victory on Wednesday evening when they drew 2-2 at home to Sevilla.
Liverpool had many chances themselves that they failed to put away, but ultimately defensive mistakes led to their downfall.
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Those three points would have put Liverpool in command of the group at this early stage, Sevilla are their biggest rivals in the group and the win would’ve meant a lot.
Burnley have started the season well as they look to survive in the Premier League for the second consecutive year. They have won two of their opening four games, drawn one and lost one in a start that has shown promise. New striker Chris Wood found the back of the net on his full debut last weekend in the home win against Crystal Palace and his goals are going to be key to the survival chances of Burnley.
However, this game is going to be much tougher for Burnley, they are heading to Anfield, a ground where Liverpool always thrive and this weekend they are going to be desperate to bounce back from the Sevilla result. It would not surprise me if we saw a bit of a backlash from Liverpool in this one, they will be desperate to put on a show for their fans to make up for the Champions League result. If we do see that, then Liverpool have every chance of going on and winning this game by two, three or maybe even four goals.
Burnley are going to have to be at their best defensively, but even that may still not be good enough.
If Liverpool get on a roll when attacking at home, not many can stop them and I can see that happening in this one. A good start and constant pressure will come from Liverpool, leaving them to win this game by a wide margin.
I do expect few chances however for Burnley, and Chris Wood is a man in form – at 7/2 anytime thats simply too big to ignore.