Liverpool – Burnley: Could two teams aching for goals combine for a goalfest on Thursday at Anfield when Burnley visits Liverpool (start time 3pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com)?
Liverpool’s gone 348 minutes without a goal in Premier League play, while Burnley has played in four-straight 1-0 matches, three of them losses.
While the Reds are expected to bounce back into the goals, having produced plenty of chances, Sean Dyche’s Burnley present an aerial threat that could challenge Liverpool’s makeshift back line.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool – Burnley.
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The Reds are still without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, and Naby Keita, while Jordan Henderson misses out with a slight injury. Joel Matip returns at center back, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino drop to the bench.
Here it is…
Your #LIVBUR starting line-up 🔴🗞️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 21, 2021
Burnley have Charlie Taylor back after a thigh injury and Dwight McNeil starts, while Jimmy Dunne (thigh) is still missing.
LINE-UP | Here is how the Clarets line-up this evening at Anfield. ⬇️
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 21, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
It is no surprise that Liverpool is a heavy favorite to win at -556, while a draw is even a longshot at +575 and a Burnley win would pay +1300.
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Liverpool – Burnley prediction
We weren’t kidding in the lede. Liverpool’s going to score a bunch unless Nick Pope stands on his head — which does happen on occasion — but a lack of Joel Matip might just find Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes pestering Liverpool’s goal line. Liverpool 4-2 Burnley.
How to watch Liverpool – Burnley stream and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET Thursday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com