Liverpool vs Burnley is a good match.
As Liverpool approach the halfway stage of their title defence. They remain firmly in the title race despite being shorn of their first choice defence and with goals no longer as free-flowing as they once were. The latter could be a significant issue against Burnley. Whose defence has conceded only one more goal than the league champions (albeit having played one match fewer).
Certainly, in recent weeks, Sean Dyche’s side has rediscovered some of their best forms since a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City. Conceding just five in eight league games since. Mohamed Salah and company could wish for few more challenging defences at Anfield come Thursday night. Liverpool vs Burnley is a good match.
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There is one issue that is dominating the discourse around the champions at the moment. What has stopped them scoring goals. Their last three games have passed by without a goal whilst they only managed one in their draw with West Bromwich Albion. Sadio Mane striking in the 12th minute. For a team blessed with such attacking quality, it is a remarkable drought.
Though there has been something of an upswing in form after a slow start to the season at Turf. Moorback-to-back 1-0 defeats by Manchester United. And West Ham has Burnley rather nearer the bottom of the table than they might like to be with only four points separating them from Fulham. Before the Cottagers hosted Manchester United on Wednesday.
With just nine goals scored from 17 games. It is clear where the problems lie but Dyche is offering no guarantees that new owners ALK Capital will be able to sign him a new striker. “People often make these strange comments about needing to get a goal-scorer, do you know how much goal-scorers cost?,” he said. “Unless someone’s going to give me that amount of money, trust me we’ll be working very hard with the players we’ve got, we believe in them.”
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