Liverpool remains unchanged from their dominant draw with Arsenal as they hit the road to Turf Moor live at 10am ET on NBC Sports Extra Time or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
The Reds have given 17-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo his first shot on the bench, wearing number 53. He has been training with the first team for the better part of a month.
Unsurprisingly, Mario Balotelli’s name is back on the teamsheet after suspension , but only on the bench as Raheem Sterling continues to deputize at the striker role. Brendan Rodgers said midweek that his newly instituted 3-at-the-back system based on high pressure doesn’t fit the beleaguered Italian, and that he may struggle to make the starting lineup for as long as it remains in use.
Rickie Lambert is another striker who is on the bench, beat out by an out-of-position Sterling, while Fabio Borini is suspended. Joe Allen is out with a knee injury. Liverpool is thin on defenders, with no central defenders on the bench and just Javier Manquillo as the only member of the back line for Brendan Rodgers to turn to if needed.
For Burnley, Sam Vokes makes his first appearance on the teamsheet since March after recovering from an ACL tear. However, defender Michael Duff and summer signing Stephen Ward both miss out with injuries.
Burnley striker Danny Ings hasn’t scored in four matches.
Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Keane, Mee; Arfield, Jones, Marney, Boyd; Barnes, Ings.
Bench: Gilks, Long, Kightly, Wallace, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Vokes.
Liverpool: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Markovic, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling.
Bench: Mignolet, Lambert, Moreno, Manquillo, Can, Balotelli, Ojo.