Burnley v Liverpool Team News

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Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Burnley will attempt to halt Liverpool's perfect start to the Premier League season when they clash at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Clarets boast four points from their opening three games of the campaign but have only turned out once on home soil.

They beat Southampton 3-0 at Turf Moor on the opening day and will be hoping for another big performance in front of their own fans this weekend.

Burnley would have been frustrated to leave Molineux with just a point last Sunday after conceding an injury-time penalty to draw 1-1 with Wolves.

Sean Dyche made a raft of changes for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie with League One Sunderland and is expected to switch things up again for the visit of Liverpool.

Sunderland sent Burnley packing from the League Cup in the second round, claiming a 3-1 victory, and Dyche will be demanding a response from his regulars.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson suffered a calf injury in the draw with Wolves and is unlikely to feature but Dyche doesn’t feel he will be sidelined for a lengthy period.

Robbie Brady has yet to make an appearance this season but his recovery is on track and he should be available in the near future, while Steven Defour remains out.

Liverpool are the only team to boast a perfect record after three games and subsequently sit at the top of the Premier League table.

They have won both home games comfortably against Norwich and Arsenal but did require a bit of luck to edge past Southampton on the road.

In fairness, that game at St Mary’s did come on the back of a midweek trip to Turkey to face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final.

The Reds may be slightly fresher than Burnley for this outing, having not been involved in Carabao Cup action over the past few days.

Midfielder Naby Keita isn’t ready to make his first appearance of the season and won’t likely be available until after the international break.

First-choice goalkeeper Alisson, who won the UEFA goalkeeper award on Thursday, is still on the treatment table so Adrian will continue to deputise between the sticks.

The European champions won 3-1 at Burnley last season and have only lost twice in their last 16 meetings with the Clarets across all competitions.

Liverpool have conceded in each of their three league games this term, while Burnley have scored in all six of their matches against the Reds since Jurgen Klopp took charge.

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