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4-4-2 Burnley Predicted Lineup To Face Liverpool: Chris Wood To Sketch An Upset?

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Burnley will be trying to make a statement when they visit Anfield to take on Liverpool this weekend. The Clarets had a quite spirited start to this Premier League season as they defeated Chelsea and drew with Tottenham Hotspur on their course to this match. They shell-shocked everyone as they emerged winners in the first match in this season by grabbing three points against defending champions, Chelsea.

They also showed their intent as they salvaged a point against Spurs with Chris Wood coming to the rescue for the Clarets. Away form left them reeling in the last season but given their current form, it seems they have learnt their lessons from their previous mistakes.

Liverpool’s defence has been exploited a number of times this season already and with players like Robbie Brady and Chris Wood on the side, they can definitely fancy a chance against the Reds given their fire power.

Predicted 4-4-2 Burnley Lineup Against Liverpool

Defence

Tom Heaton underwent a shoulder surgery as he dislocated his shoulder in the 1-0 over Crystal Palace. He has been ruled out for an unknown period of time and Nick Pope will be called out to guard the Clarets goal.

Ben Mee and James Tarkowski have a daunting task to keep quiet the attacking contingent of Liverpool. The absence of Sadio Mane will be a breather for them as the Senegalese was shown a red card for a nasty foul in the last match.

Stephen Ward has been a silent warrior for the Clarets and is expected to keep his position on the left side of the defence. Matthew Lowton will start from the right side.

Midfield

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to bounce back following their 5-0 win over Manchester City and Burnley players will have to be a bit cautious. Jack Cork has to take a bit of extra responsibility to place an extra layer of security in the midfield. Steven Defour will take the creative part to set the ball rolling.

Attack

Brady has been one of the most devastating wingers in the current time and if he is on song, Liverpool’s defence will have a pretty horrid time handling him.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be on the right side of the attack. The addition of Chris Wood has been an icing on the cake for the Clarets and he should start the attack alongside Sam Vokes for them.

Here is how they might line up:

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