Liverpool hosts Burnley in a matchday 2 English Premier League fixture on Saturday. Liverpool defeated Norwich City last weekend 3-0 in its opening match with a goal and a pair of assists from Mohamed Salah and goals by Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota. Salah became the first premier league player in history to score an opening day goal in five consecutive seasons.
Liverpool sits third in the Top Flight English league table after one week tied on points with Manchester United and Chelsea but behind in goal difference. Liverpool is unbeaten in 11 consecutive matches in the EPL and has won each of the last six, while keeping clean sheets in each of the last three. Liverpool has taken 10 points out of a possible 12 in its last four matches at home.
Burnley opened its regular season with a disappointing 2-1 loss on its home pitch against Brighton & Hove Albion. Burnley opened the scoring in the match after just two minutes with a goal by James Tarkowski but the home squad would give up two consecutive goals without scoring another and lose at home. Dating back to last season, Burnley has lost four consecutive matches in the top-flight English league
However, Burnley ended a 68-match unbeaten run by Liverpool at home last season with a 1-0 victory at Anfield and also posted a 1-1 draw in 2019-20 on the road against the Reds. However, late last season Burnley was defeated by Liverpool 3-0. Burnley will play without Kevin Long and Dale Stephens who are both out injured.