|English Premier League 2014-15|
ScheduleWednesday, 4 March 2015 at 19:00 GMT / 19:00 UK / 00:30 IST
VenueAnfield Road (Liverpool)
Next Wednesday, 4th of March 2015, a super moralized Liverpool will take on a Burnley in need of points at the emblematic Anfield Road for round 28 of the English Premier League. The Reds bounced back immediately after their Turkish nightmare and gave the current EPL champions, Manchester City, something to think about. It will now be interesting to see if they will be able to carry on with their excellent moment at the Premier League and even take part on the battle for the second place.
Last Sunday was a wonderful day for football at Anfield Road. Two excellent teams measured forces with each other and it the Reds ended up being victorious at the end of the 90 minutes. Brendan Rodgers’ bold 3-4-3 style worked perfectly against a Manchester City that have once again revealed several deficiencies on their defence line. The Reds’ Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho was on fire and inflicted irreparable damage to the English champions back line. The former Inter Milan’s player netted in a goal that will surely be one of the best of the current season on the 75’ minute, thus granting the three points to Liverpool.
The last time the Reds were defeated for the English Premier League was back in December when they sucumbed at the hands of Manchester United, on a match where the Red Devils goalkeeper, David de Gea, put up a vintage performance, which allowed his team to come out victorious from that particular clash.
Liverpool’s upcoming match against Burnley will certainly not be an easy one for, especially if we have in mind what the Clarets have done when they visited Stamford Bridge two weeks ago and even what they did at Old Trafford, despite having lost the match. For next Wednesday’s clash, Brendan Rodgers will still not be able to rely on the contribution of his captain Steven Gerrard and of Jones, Lucas and Flanagan, all currently sidelined due to injury.
As for Burnley, the Clarets are going through a complicated moment at EPL and last weekend’s home defeat against Swansea has certainly increased the team’s already high anxiety levels. Burnley have been pretty inconsistent so far this season and the new year didn’t bring much change to the team’s lack of good results. The Clarets have only snatched six points for their last eight matches and are currently third from bottom behind the relegation line.
Liverpool are firm favourites for next Wednesday’s match, although they will have to take care if they don’t want to be surprised by an eventual mighty performance from Sean Dyche’s boys.
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Liverpool (3-4-3) – Mignolet - Lovren - Skrtel - Can - Allen - Henderson - Markovic - Moreno - Lallana - Coutinho - Sturridge
Burnley (4-4-1-1) –Heaton - Trippier - Keane - Shackell - Mee - Boyd - Knightly - Jones - Arfield - Ings - Barnes