Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool failed to shrug off their old habits as they managed to take just a point from Burnley’s trip to Anfield this weekend. The Reds went behind to Scott Arfield’s goal but took just three minutes to draw level, thanks to Mohamed Salah, who continued his goal scoring form in the league.
However, Klopp’s men failed to breach the Burnley defence again during the game, taking home just a point. The manager will not be happy with the outcome but here are the player ratings for the home side in this tie:
Simon Mignolet (6):
Had just one save of note to make and was generally confident, guarding his box all night.
Trent Alexandre-Arnold (6):
Did no harm to his reputation but was outmuscled in the air in the build-up to the first goal for Burnley, exposing his weakness.
Joel Matip (6):
Was partly at fault for the goal they conceded but acted as the driving force from the back on more than one occasion.
Ragnar Klavan (5):
Constantly hassled by Chris Wood and should shoulder the responsibility for Arfield’s goal in the first half.
Andrew Robertson (6):
Calm and composed in the backline but needed to do a lot more in attack for Liverpool to break the deadlock.
James Milner (6):
A surprise inclusion in the team, Milner controlled the tempo well but failed to create any chance of note.
Emre Can (7):
Did well to frustrate and break into the Burnley defence but often lacked the composure to set up or score a goal.
Philippe Coutinho (7):
Seemed to have enjoyed himself at Anfield but still looks rusty coming back from a long break.
Mohamed Salah (8):
Player of the day for Liverpool, Salah missed a couple of chances, created a couple and got a goal for himself, keeping his side in the hunt.
Roberto Firmino (7):
Played a more central role on the night and did really well to turn defence into attack. Failed to get his name on the score-sheet and win the game for his side.
Daniel Sturridge (6):
Had a couple of half chances which he should have scored from but was generally drifting in and out in the final third all game.
Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain (6):
Added a bit of industry late in the game but hardly affected the result.
Dominic Solanke (7):
Smart hold up play and even better turns almost gave Solanke a goal late in the game as he almost repaid the faith of the manager.