Premier League

Liverpool vs Burnley: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
Liverpool will look to build on their opening day win over Norwich
Liverpool will look to build on their opening day win over Norwich / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
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Liverpool play their first home Premier League game of the season on Saturday afternoon, hosting Burnley at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's side come into the game on a high having kicked off their season with a routine 3-0 win at Norwich - continuing their remarkable form from the end of last season. The Reds are currently on the longest unbeaten run in the top flight (11 games) and have tasted success in each of their previous six Premier League outings.

Burnley, on the other hand, have lost eight of their last ten league games - including each of their last four - and got their campaign off to a less than ideal start at home to Brighton. Having led the Seagulls for most of the game, Sean Dyche's side conceded two late goals to lose the game 2-1.

Now, they face the daunting task of travelling to Anfield - although they did pick up three points there in January. Here's 90min's preview of the game.


How to watch Liverpool vs Burnley on TV

Liverpool supporters
Anfield will be back to full capacity / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

When is kick off? Saturday 21 August, 12:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Anfield, Liverpool
What TV channel is the match on? BT Sport (UK), fuboTV (US)
Who's the referee? Mike Dean
Who's on VAR duty? Stuart Attwell


Liverpool team news

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made two changes to his lineup, with Harvey Elliott making his first Premier League start and captain Jordan Henderson returning.

Andy Robertson is back on the bench as his recovery from injury continues.


Burnley team news

Sean Dyche has a full strength squad to choose from for their trip to Anfield, with Kevin Long and Dale Stephens, who both missed the Clarets' loss to Brighton, set to return.

There could also be a debut from the bench for £12m man Nathan Collins, who joined Burnley from Stoke this summer.


Lineups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Tsimikas; Henderson, Keita, Elliott; Salah, Jota, Mane

Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil; Barnes, Wood


Liverpool vs Burnley score prediction

This one would seem as straightforward as they get.

Liverpool are in excellent form at the moment and have a depth of players to pick from once more after last season's injury hell. Van Dijk's reintroduction to the backline brought a calmness and reassurance last time out, and with Mohamed Salah looking as sharp as ever, the Reds can be confident that goals will flow.

Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold
Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal against Norwich / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Burnley looked a little off colour last week, despite putting themselves in a decent position to beat Brighton. Without a real cutting edge at top, their likely game plan will be soaking up as much pressure as possible before pumping direct balls into the area for Chris Wood to attack.

Form alone suggests there can only be one winner.

Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Burnley

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