After looking back to their brilliant best in a 3-1 win over Arsenal, Liverpool will no doubt be looking to apply some consistency to their performances, and what better way to do it than facing off against Burnley. Despite being on the wrong end of a 2-0 result at Turf Moor earlier in the season (once again after a brilliant win against Arsenal) Jürgen Klopp’s men will be hoping to prolong their stay in the top four for as long as possible. Burnley are yet to win away from home this season and have also never scored against Liverpool at Anfield. All looks well for Liverpool but how have they fared against Burnley in their last 5 meetings?
Burnley 2 – 0 Liverpool – 20th August 2016 at Turf Moor
Coming off the back of a 4-3 win away at Arsenal on the opening day of the season many would have predicted a relatively win for Jürgen Klopp’s men as they donned the ‘toxic thunder’ kits against Burnley. However this was far from the case as a massively unremarkable performance saw Liverpool come up short against Sean Dyche’s men, first half strikes from Sam Vokes and Andre Grey were enough to see the hosts to a 2-0 win; Burnley’s first league win over Liverpool since 1974.
Liverpool 2 – 0 Burnley – 4th March 2015 at Anfield
As Brendan Rodgers moved into the twilight period of his Anfield career Burnley came to visit on Merseyside as the Reds looked to try salvage their season and qualify for the Champions League for the second successive year. They took one step in the right direction against Burnley as a Jordan Henderson wonder-goal opened the scoring. In the second half a fully fit (for once) Daniel Sturridge doubled Liverpool’s lead, helping the Reds to a 2-0 win, helping them put pressure on Manchester United in fourth.
Burnley 0 – 1 Liverpool – 26th December 2014 at Turf Moor
A significantly more enjoyable trip to Burnley on Boxing Day saw the Reds’ endeavours prove to be more fruitful than the most recent outing at Turf Moor. Although Liverpool didn’t run away with the result as many had anticipated it was a well deserved victory as a second half goal from Raheem Sterling proved to be difference on the day, seeing the visitors triumph 1-0. This match against Burnley also saw Steven Gerrard make his 493rd league appearance for the club, moving him ahead of Billy Liddel and up to third in the clubs all-time league appearance charts.
Burnley 0 – 4 Liverpool – 25th April 2010 at Turf Moor
A result many Burnley fans may want revenge for, it was this victory for Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool that condemned Burnley to relegation to the Championship. Despite Liverpool’s lowly league position of seventh and a goalless first half, the Reds ran riot in the second half at Turf Moor. A brace from Steven Gerrard compounded with goals from Maxi Rodriguez and Ryan Babel saw the visitors run out comfortable 4-0 victors while a sub-standard Burnley team would be destined to play their football in the second division for the next campaign.
Liverpool 4 – 0 Burnley – 12th September 2009 at Anfield
The first time these two sides met in the Premier League it was a memorable day for Liverpool’s Israeli winger Yossi Benayoun. The cult-hero opened up the scoring in the first half before Dirk Kuyt doubled the Reds’ lead just before the Stoke of half time. In the second half Liverpool continued to run riot as a further two goals from Benayoun saw the winger complete his hat-trick as Liverpool completed a 4-0 demolition job of the newly promoted Burnley.