Liverpool 1 vs 1 Burnley FC
Milner is picked out in space out on the left-hand side, but Mee does well to outjump Origi and flick the eventual delivery from the Englishman behind for a corner – or so it would appear. The linesman gives a goal-kick. Liverpool are running of time to reply this side of half-time.
Clyne drives down the right and then cuts inside to approach the box. As he attempts to stab a pass into a teammate in a better position, he overruns his next touch and Lowton makes an interception. Liverpool work the ball from right to left, before a curling cross from Milner is flicked on by Origi and then claimed by Heaton.
Liverpool will be desperate to get on the scoresheet before the break, but Burnley are running down the clock quite well. The hosts have retained the ball a little better since going behind, but the likes of Origi and Coutinho have been incredibly quiet.
Around 10 minutes remain in this first half, with Burnley still looking the more dangerous of the two sides when they do actually get forward. Mane tries to lead a break for the home side, but the Liverpool winger is prompted mobbed by sky blue shirts. Origi spins on the edge of the box and tries to whip in a cross, but Lowton denies him.
Arfield concedes a corner, but Boyd lashes a near-post clearance away from the danger zone. Liverpool keep their pressure on, with Matip putting the ball back into the box towards Origi, but Heaton collects with consummate ease. Moments later, Barnes vyes to get in behind Klavan, but the Estonian defender does just enough to put the ball into touch.
Milner is fed down the left-hand side, but Lowton covers across to make a good block and concede a corner. Coutinho bends in an inswinger from the left-hand side, but Mane is unable to make the most of the delivery into the back post. Klopp isn’t looking impressed whatsoever in his technical area, Liverpool have been dismal.
Keane makes a good intervention to deny a cut-back from the right wing, before Barton makes a timely block to protect Heaton from a powerful 20-yard effort. Liverpool are starting to see more of the ball and build up a bit of momentum, but the England international goalkeeper hasn’t been forced into a tough save yet.