LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, September 16, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi in action against Chelsea during the FA Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Burnley: Origi handed lifeline as Firmino sits out

Divock Origi makes his first Premier League start since January 15, lining up in Liverpool’s Sunday afternoon clash at home to Burnley.

Origi had only made six league starts prior to the weekend, but two key injuries have forced Jurgen Klopp to turn to the 21-year-old Belgian.

Klopp has made just one change to the side that won 3-1 against Arsenal last time out, as he seeks back-to-back league victories for the first time in 2017.

Simon Mignolet keeps his place in goal, with Klopp reiterating his faith in his goalkeepers in the buildup to the game.

Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and James Milner form the German’s back line, with Emre Can again named at the base of the midfield.

Can is benefiting from a troubling foot injury to captain Jordan Henderson, who already missed the Reds’ recent clashes with Leicester City and the Gunners.

Flanking Can in Klopp’s three-man midfield are Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum, with both of Liverpool’s box-to-box talents on form of late.

With both Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino struggling with injury, Origi leads the line against the Clarets, joining Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho in an otherwise unchanged unit.

Burnley are yet to win away from home this season, heaping pressure on Klopp’s side to perform and improve on their 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor back in August.

Origi’s involvement hands the former Lille striker with a big challenge, and he can stabilise his position with a strong performance.

Along with Henderson, Sturridge and Firmino, Dejan Lovren also misses out through injury, with Klopp forced to field a youthful host of substitutes.

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Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner; Can, Lallana, Wijnaldum; Mane, Coutinho, Origi

Substitutes: Karius, Lucas, Gomez, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Wilson, Woodburn

Burnley: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Barton, Hendrick, Arfield; Barnes, Gray

Substitutes: Robinson, Tarkowski, Westwood, Brady, Darikwa, Agyei, Vokes

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