Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Burnley: Lallana in for first start of the season

1 January 2018

Jurgen Klopp has made seven changes for Liverpool’s second game in 48 hours as they take on Burnley at Turf Moor in the Premier League.


The Reds are on a run of 15 games without defeat and sit comfortably in the top four, but New Year’s Day brings a real challenge in the form of Burnley.

Sean Dyche has led a surprise assault on the league’s European places in the first half of the season, and the gruff Northant will be eager to add another scalp with victory over Liverpool.

Klopp made five changes to his starting lineup for Saturday’s 2-1 win away to Leicester City, and has continued his rotational approach as the Reds’ busy festive period draws to a close.

Simon Mignolet takes over from Loris Karius in goal, with Klopp confirming his intention to continue sharing duties between his ‘keepers.

Trent Alexander-Arnold returns at right-back, with Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren at centre-back and Joe Gomez on the opposite defensive flank.

In midfield, Jordan Henderson‘s continued absence sees Emre Can likely deployed as Klopp’s No. 6, joined by Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana.

And given the demands on his attacking players during this busy run, the German has named Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sadio Mane and Dominic Solanke up front at Turf Moor, with neither Philippe Coutinho (thigh) or Mohamed Salah (groin) travelling.

This leaves the likes of Ben Woodburn, Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino on the substitutes’ bench as Liverpool look to keep up the pressure at the top of the table.

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Arfield, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Gudmundsson; Barnes

Substitutes: Lindegaard, Lowton, Long, Westwood, Walters, Vokes, Wells

Liverpool: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan, Gomez; Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Solanke

Substitutes: Karius, Matip, Robertson, Milner, Woodburn, Ings, Firmino

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