Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Burnley on Saturday.
The Reds were hammered 5-0 by Premier League favourites Man City last weekend and conceded a late equaliser against Sevilla in their Champions League group game midweek.
Klopp’s side look ridiculously dangerous going forward, but at the other end of the pitch it’s a completely different story. Liverpool can’t defend. It’s as simple as that, and everybody knows it. The less said about Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno’s defensive efforts on Wednesday the better.
As for Burnley they’ve enjoyed a terrific start to the new campaign taking 7 points from a possible 12. The Clarets have won at Chelsea and drawn at Tottenham already this season so should not be underestimated.
Last season Sean Dyche’s side struggled on the road taking just four points all season. Two games into the new campaign and they’ve already equalled that return.
Under Klopp Liverpool have struggled against lesser opposition, who tend to sit all 11 men behind the ball and prove tough to breakdown. Last season the reds claimed a 2-1 victory over Burnley at Anfield and will be hoping for a similar result on Saturday.
Mane will miss the game through suspension following his controversial sending off verses Man City while Danny Ings, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne remain sidelined through injury. Want away Philippe Coutinho came off the bench against Sevilla and could start against the Clarets.
As for the visitors Tom Heaton suffered a dislocated shoulder in their win over Palace and is expected to be out for several months. But midfielder Jeff Hendrick could return following a thigh problem.
It’s difficult to predict which Liverpool side will turn up on the day. But I expect the Reds to get back to winning ways after a week of disappointments. While there’s not much value in backing Liverpool to win, the half time/full time market could be worth a punt.
Draw/Liverpool at 3/1 is great value.
Chris Wood has bagged two in two for the visitors and could be a worthwhile bet to score anytime at 7/2.