Liverpool's Roberto Firmino a doubt to face Burnley, Jordan Henderson out

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Against more open sides, particularly those among the top-six willing to take on Klopp's charges at their own game, Liverpool fare significantly better.

"It is not the first time people have said something like this".

"Obviously we don't know what will happen [with the commission], but you can't risk players on the verge of a possible injury. In the end, [it is] how I have said a few times, we have to prove it on the pitch". We didn't know what was going to happen, but it looks a good decision now as he's still available. We don't concentrate only on set-pieces, counter-pressing - it is an all-around challenge.

The Reds' five league defeats have all come against bottom-half sides, starting at Turf Moor in August when they had 80pc possession and 26 shots but lost after the Clarets scored with their only two efforts on target.

However, Liverpool have become the most unpredictable team in England, and it is hard to second-guess when they play at the top of their game. It may seem ridiculous to even suggest it will be tougher than facing the Gunners, but Liverpool have seriously struggled when playing the minnows this season.

"It's not water off a duck's back, it's something that's quite personal and private in his world, it was before us, we knew about that, he knew about it, and let's see how it pans out".

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It is impossible to know which Liverpool will turn up against Burnley at the weekend, as Klopp scratches his head at a mixture of alarming defensive inconsistency and attacking brilliance.

Burnley's Andre Gray has been leading the goal-scoring charts so far, with nine goals, while Sam Vokes has also bagged seven to help steer them clear of the drop zone. "I think it will probably be good, but we will see".

Liverpool are fourth in the league table with 52 points, with Arsenal two points behind them in fifth with a game in hand. Firmino, meanwhile, has made the most appearances of the lot this season and is crucial to the high pressing game.

He does, however, acknowledge and admire the work Dyche has done despite Burnley failing to win an away match in the league this season.

They have only won three of their last 13 matches in all competitions. "We are ready for the fight".

"If you don't score a goal early it can be hard". Their defeats at Arsenal, Spurs and Man City were all by just one goal (all 2-1 scorelines).

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