11 Mar 2017

Confirmed Team News [LFC/Burnley]: 7 players out; 'terrific' midfielder returns; late blow for Liverpool;

Liverpool face Burnley on Sunday, and ahead of the game, there is quite a bit of confirmed team news.

* Sturridge/Hendo: Klopp confirmed on Friday that both player are 'not available' for the game.

* Firmino: The Brazilian has a 'muscle' injury, and has missed training all week, which almost certainly means he won't be fit to start Sunday's game.

* Lovren: During his pre-match press conference, Klopp confirmed that Lovren has taken part in 'a lot of sessions this week' and that a 'decision' on his participation has not yet been made.

* Jon Flanagan is not eligible to face the Reds, so he will sit this one out.

* The FA postponed 'terrific' midfielder Joey Barton's his hearing for betting offences, so he is available for the game.

* According to The Mirror: "Tom Heaton has recovered from illness but Steven Defour (hamstring), Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Dean Marney (both knee) will all miss out".

Predicting a 2-0 win, Reds legend Mark Lawrenson told the BBC:

"I think the Reds will win, but whether that happens depends on Philippe Coutinho finding some consistency as [he] has not been at [his] best recently".

Burnley have only picked up two points away from home all season, and even lost an EFL away game to Accrington Stanley. With such a pitiful away record, there's surely no way Sean Dyche's team can beat Liverpool at Anfield...right?


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