Liverpool’s Klopp criticises Burnley approach after Gomez injury

James Milner

James Milner

Jurgen Klopp made seven changes to the side that beat Everton on Sunday and elected to keep Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the away side's bench.

"They are a good side, we know that, and we still have to eradicate soft goals, but, particularly the first half, we took the game on and had great chances, and didn't quite capitalise". The Brazilian then had the presence of mind to start a counter-attack through Daniel Sturridge.

England ace Gomez collided with te advertising boards early in the game at Turf Moor.

Joe Gomez starts at right-back in place of Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Alberto Moreno and Joel Matip also getting rare starts in defence for Liverpool.

James Milner could make his 500th Premier League appearance in this match, becoming the 13th player to reach this landmark. But the front three were rested. Manchester City may be top of the Premier League, but they continue to have company. Phil Bardsley did connect impressively when shooting from 30 yards just before the interval, though despite the roar from the crowd the ball was always travelling wide.

"The first three or four challenges everybody likes it".

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Sturridge opened the second half with a shot that Hart had to push round a post before Barnes rolled a tame one straight to Alisson at the other end.

The contrasting fortunes of Liverpool FC and Burnley FC likely will be clear for all to see. It was the scrappiest of goals and Liverpool complained bitterly that the goalkeeper has been impeded, but after checking with his assistant Stuart Atwell came to the conclusion that no foul had been committed and allowed the score to stand.

After a fairly uninspiring first half for both teams, the Clarets went ahead ten minutes after the break through Cork, who bundled the ball into the back of the net following a kerfuffle in the six-yard box in which a host of Burnley players were battling to get the ball past keeper Alisson.

"They wanted to be aggressive", Klopp told a news conference. We played long balls, big switch, and Naby was constantly overlooked. Dejan Lovren couldn't come in due to a clash of heads in training.

Virgil van Dijk - who was the recipient of a freakish assist against Everton - then provided another as he squared for Firmino from Alexander-Arnold's ball in to the box.

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