Burnley v Liverpool: Matchday blog
Liverpool were beaten 2-0 by Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. For a recap of how the day unfolded at Turf Moor, scroll through our updates from the game below.
A day to forget for Liverpool as they go down to a 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor, with first-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray doing the damage.
Three minutes of added time to be played.
Now Firmino has a go from way out - but it's too high.
Liverpool break and Firmino plays Origi into space in the box, but his eventual shot is blocked by Keane.
Grujic side-steps into space on the edge of the box and has a blast turned over the bar by Heaton.
A double change for Liverpool: Alberto Moreno and Marko Grujic on, James Milner and Adam Lallana off
Coutinho has another go from distance but Heaton is untroubled as it sails over his crossbar.
Gray arrows one past Mignolet's post after rolling into space just outside the box.
Jordan Henderson sees yellow after a tackle on Gudmundsson.
Liverpool make their first change of the afternoon and Divock Origi comes on for Daniel Sturridge.
A Liverpool corner is half-cleared to the edge of the area, where Coutinho lashes a left-foot volley back towards goal but off target.
Substitution for Burnley, Defour goes off and Gudmundsson replaces him.
Firmino's header from a Milner cross drops for Sturridge in the box, but he lofts a half-volley over the bar on the turn.
Firmino lines one up from fully 25 yards that Heaton is required to palm around the post to stop it hitting the top corner.
Sturridge slps the ball into Wijnaldum in the box. He lays it off first time to Coutinho, who clips into the arms of Heaton.
The ball breaks invitingly for Sturridge on the corner of the box from a wayward Lowton header, but he drags wide of the far post.
We're back underway at Turf Moor. An early goal would do us nicely, here...
Here is how the betting looks at the break, courtesy of BETVICTOR.
So far, not so good for Liverpool, who find themselves 2-0 down to Burnley at Turf Moor at the break thanks to goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray.
Burnley make it 2-0 at Turf Moor as Andre Gray evades a couple of challenges on the edge of the area at the end of a counter-attack and slides a low shot beyond Simon Mignolet's reach into the bottom corner.
A nice move involving Firmino and Clyne results in the latter feeding Sturridge on the corner of the box. He expertly lets the ball run across his body to find space but shoots wide of the far post.
Lallana is picked out inside the box from a short corner, but his attempt at goal is blocked by Ward and loops into the grasp of Heaton.
It'd be interesting to see the posession stats for the last 10 minutes or so here - Liverpool have barely given Burnley a kick, but they've been unable to find a way through the Clarets' defence so far.
Milner plays a low ball across the area for Lallana, who has his back to goal. He takes a touch, swivels and shoots, but it lacks the power to beat Heaton.
Liverpool are firmly on top now after that early setback, dominating the ball as they look to level up the scoreline.
Coutinho's reverse pass finds Lallana's run into the area. His cross is turned behind by Keane before it can pick out a teammate in the middle.
Coutinho has another go with a curler from 20 yards. Again, it's too high to trouble Tom Heaton.
Liverpool are yet to get going here, but they've shown a bit more promise in the last couple of moments - Lallana had a blast from the edge of the area charged down and Coutinho has just curled one over the bar from range.
Burnley threaten again as Gray scampers into space inside the Liverpool box. Thankfully, he's halted by a fine sliding challenge from Lovren before he can pull the trigger.
Burnley stun Liverpool by taking an early lead as Sam Vokes collects the ball on the edge of the visitors' area, spins and dispatches a shot into the top corner.
Not the start we wanted here.
We're underway at Turf Moor as Liverpool kick the game off. Come on you Reds!
So the teams are out, the handshakes are done and we're almost ready to get going. Stay with us throughout the afternoon for full coverage from Lancashire.
Quick weather update here, guys - it's very windy and very rainy. Is it really August?
Behind the door...
Kick-off is just moments away here at Turf Moor - just time for us to give you a quick glimpse inside the Liverpool dressing room this afternoon.
Here's some shots of the gaffer and the lads arriving at Turf Moor earlier.
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TEAM NEWS: Here's how the Clarets line-up against @LFC today at Turf Moor. #ClaretsLIVE https://t.co/v2ALeae3nB— BurnleyOfficial (Burnley FC) 20th Aug 12:59
Here’s Liverpool’s starting line-up and subs in full to face Burnley this afternoon…
Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Sturridge.
Subs: Manninger, Can, Origi, Matip, Moreno, Stewart, Grujic.
The team news is in, fresh from the Liverpool dressing room at Turf Moor.
It reveals two changes for the Reds as James Milner and Daniel Sturridge come in for Alberto Moreno and Sadio Mane.
Behind enemy lines
So, what can we expect from Burnley today? Our man Paul Wilkes provides a tactical analysis of the Clarets - read it here.
On-loan Jon Flanagan is ineligible to face his parent club today but the defender is featured in the Burnley matchday programme, and of course he was delighted to see the Reds kick off the season with a 4-3 victory at Arsenal last weekend.
He says: “I think there is a lot of belief there now and a lot of fight. I feel like they’ll do well this year with the one game a week and no European football. That will do them well and hopefully they’ll be up there challenging. It was a fantastic win for them last week against Arsenal. Not many teams score four at Arsenal and while they’ll have things to improve on, it’s a great start.”
We'll bring you more from Flanno on Liverpoolfc.com tomorrow.
Speaking of weather - and we know you've all been waiting for this - it is, as mentioned, chucking it down here in Lancashire. Temperatures are around 16 degrees and the forecast for the rest of the afternoon doesn't indicate any signs of that changing.
Got to love British summertime.
Turf Moor awaits...
Here's the current scene inside a rain-soaked Turf Moor. It's definitely coat weather...
Our U18s are currently 2-0 up v @ManUtd. You don't want to miss this. Watch live: https://t.co/kaPYBJVgcS https://t.co/YKPxrpslsx— LFCTV (LFCTV) 20th Aug 10:32
Simon Mignolet could play the 200th Premier League game of his career when the Reds take on Burnley today.
Find that and more interesting stats and facts in our look at the numbers behind the clash with Clarets here.
The U18s are ensuring it's a good start to the day for Reds as they lead Manchester United 2-0 at Altrincham with half an hour played.
Yan Dhanda has bagged both the goals and, if you are an LFCTV GO subscriber, you can watch live here.
You'll never walk alone 🙏🏾⚽️ https://t.co/voPttGZ0iq— chrisbenteke (Christian Benteke) 20th Aug 09:48
Confirmation ahead of today's game that Christian Benteke has completed a permanent move to Crystal Palace.
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We spoke to Adam Lallana ahead of today's game and the attacker told us he is expecting a totally different test from Burnley to that which awaited the Reds at Arsenal.
"They want to make Turf Moor difficult to come to and off the back of a defeat I'm sure they're going to want to get the points on the board," he said.
"It's a different test for us but we've definitely got confidence going into the game."
Latest Match Odds
Burnley @ 11/2
Draw @ 16/5
Liverpool @ 4/7
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It's #matchday! ⚽ @BurnleyOfficial v #LFC 📍 Turf Moor 🏆 @premierleague ⌚ Kick-off: 15:00 BST 📱 #BFCvLFC https://t.co/KJVsCOUClV— LFC (Liverpool FC) 20th Aug 07:05
Hello and welcome to Liverpoolfc.com's live matchday blog for today's Premier League meeting with Burnley at Turf Moor.
The Reds are out to build on an impressive opening-day win over Arsenal as they take on newly promoted opposition in Lancashire, and we'll be bringing you updates live from the ground.
Don't go anywhere!