Liverpool held by stubborn Burnley


In seven competitive games this season, Liverpool have conceded 13 goals. Mo Salah and Roberto Firminho will be tasked with replacing the energetic Sane, not an easy task but at Anfield there should be a passionate home support to help lift the reds.

The fearsome trident of Mané, Firminho and Salah proved too much for Sevilla who failed to contain the threat posed by the trio who had already scored eleven goals between them prior to the game.

Coutinho attempted to force through a transfer to Barcelona during the summer but was afforded a kind reception from the home fans. Some, uh, let's say postmodern defending teed things up nicely for Scott Arfield, who hit a shot right on the edge of the 18 and easily beat Simon Mignolet. Live streaming will be available via NBC Sports, which you can access online with your NBC Sports Gold login via the website or the NBC Sports app. "We need to be cool, and that is what we tried to do".

And only Salah found the net for Liverpool. The Reds were unlucky they had Sadio Mane sent off against City which contributed to their loss, but they really should have done better against their Spanish opposition considering how many chances the created.

RB Leipzig took on Borussia Moenchengladbach, and Keita was key as the hosts took a 2-1 lead in the first half.

"I definitely think we can work together".

The 25-year-old's willingness to apply the dark arts to Burnley's game - time-wasting with his goal kicks after barely 15 minutes on the clock - was vital to the Clarets earning a point.

The Red's resumed their assault on the Burnley goal in the second half, with Sturridge seeing an audacious attempt to chip an onrushIng Pope go narrowly over the bar, before Coutinho saw two long-range efforts whizz over the keeper's crossbar. The drop-off in Liverpool's attacking play has been a common theme in those matches, as they've won only six times without the Senegalese winger.

Liverpool spent all of stoppage time hurling themselves against the ramparts of Burnley's defense, all to no avail.

Liverpool's disappointing draw leaves them with eight points from their opening five matches in what can be considered as a fairly underwhelming start to their campaign.

This is going to be a hard season, isn't it?