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Jurgen Klopp: Philippe Coutinho "needs rhythm" after first start of the season

Jurgen Klopp: Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool welcome Burnley to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, and are big favourites to pick up all three points given the gulf in class between the two sides.

"We shut up shop, we never gave them much".

Liverpool's Emre Can, left, is shown a yellow card by referee Roger East during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Burnley, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

"Then when the players got their drinks, he said it was maybe a bit of cramp so we thought it was maybe better to bring him off".

However it was Burnley who would open the scoring, with Scott Arfield firing past Simon Mignolet on 27 minutes afer some unconvincing defending from the hosts.

"I certainly think it's beneficial, if we continue like we have over the years, as the group gets stronger, the keepers have to work harder", Dyche said.

After dismantling Arsenal 4-0 before the worldwide break Liverpool received their own beatdown from Manchester City, losing 5-0 at the Etihad last Saturday.

If one is being honest, this Liverpool side will win nothing. Liverpool will be pleased to see Coutinho back in the starting line-up, but what they were really crying out for was the rapid speed of Sadio Mane to unlock a stubborn back-line.

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That match saw fellow left-hander Lewis manage the impressive feat of out-hitting Gayle on his way to a stunning and unbeaten 125. Captain Carlos Brathwaite (3-20) and Kesrick Williams (3-35) then undermined England's comeback.

Liverpool enjoyed 35 shots at the goal of Burnley debutant Nick Pope but scored just once - an equaliser.

Burnley shocked the soccer world by defeating Premier League title holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening week of league play.

Klopp introduced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke in a concerted push for victory.

Coutinho plays in Sturridge, but Sturridge hits the side netting, getting me momentarily excited. In a lot of moments of this game you can not play better football than we did today but we didn't finish the situations with their goalkeeper making two outstanding saves.

Jurgen Klopp's frustrating start to the season continued as Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at Anfield yesterday, despite Mohamed Salah's fifth goal of the season.

"That's all good. We can change the system, we can do a lot of things". Burnley fired a ball into the box and Klavan and Matip both went for the same header.

Klopp insisted he is optimistic about his side's chances of taking points from a hard run of games, saying: "Now we go to Leicester, Leicester again, then we go to Moscow and then Newcastle and if we can keep the shape and improve the other things, I think everybody has seen already we can be really strong".


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