Liverpool celebrated the 125th anniversary of their first ever game with mosaics around Anfield and a roll-call of former luminaries but more contemporary problems re-emerged to douse the party spirit against Burnley. Liverpool have a 100% record on home soil in the division this season and boast a one-sided head-to-head record against Burnley at Anfield.
The 2017-18 Premier League season kicked off with a disappointing Liverpool result, as they conceded an 96th minute goal in a 3-3 draw at Watford.
But in what was Coutinho's first start of the season for Liverpool, the midfielder was substituted by Jurgen Klopp with his side desperately pursuing a victor against Burnley at Anfield.
Liverpool's frustrations continue to grow: After a hellish week in which they were thrashed by Manchester City before conceding late at home to Sevilla in mid-week, this was the ideal opportunity for the Reds to return to winning ways.
"For us it's another game we can go in to with no fear".
Burnley shocked the soccer world by defeating Premier League title holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening week of league play.
Nick Pope was in great form for Burnley today but it's far from the first time Liverpool have failed to beat a team despite dominating. In the past we didn't feel good in the game. "Clyney is improving a lot but, in the moment when he could start training completely normal - I'm not sure about when it will be - he will need time for a kind of pre-season", added the German.
Klopp introduced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke in a concerted push for victory.
Philippe Coutinho returned to make his first Premier League appearance of the season after submitting a transfer request in August, but the Barcelona target's numerous wayward efforts summed up the Liverpool's day. Hence it is predicted that Liverpool has more chance to win this match.
"Seven changes and playing that kind of football - nobody should take that for granted, it's pretty rare, so that's good".