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Burnley v Liverpool | Fantasy Preview, Probable XI and Players to watch out for

Match: Burnley v Liverpool

Venue: Turf Moor

Date: December 6, 2018

Time: 01:15 IST

 

MATCH PREVIEW

Liverpool will eye another big win as they travel to the Turf Moor to take on a struggling Burnley side on Wednesday night. They are on a 15 game unbeaten run currently and the juggernaut doesn’t seem like stopping soon.

Burnley, on the other side, are having their worst season since their top flight return as they are now placed 19th in the points table, after their loss to Crystal Palace in the last match. Home advantage will hardly work for Burnley in this match as Liverpool are on a role at this moment. It can turn out to be another Goal fiesta for Liverpool if Burnley fails to defend properly.

 

INJURY AND SUSPENSION UPDATES:

LIVERPOOL

Doubtful: Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson

BURNLEY

Injured: Nick Pope

 

PROBABLE STARTING XI

Burnley (4-4-2): Hart—Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton—Brady, Defour, Cork, Gudmundsson—Vokes, Wood

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson—Moreno, Van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold—Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum—Shaqiri, Salah, Firmino

 

DREAM 11 TEAM FORMATION APPROACH

Go as light on Burnley defence as you can. The availability of Liverpool defenders, other than Arnold and Van Dijk—is not certain. So, picking one Burnley defender is a safer option. The mid-field and forward lines have to be equally distributed among both the sides. A 3-5-2 formation seems to be the best for this team.

 

COMBINED DREAM 11 TEAM

 

Goal-Keeper:

Alisson Becker (8.5 Cr)- Liverpool

No need to think here much. Liverpool is expected to keep a clean sheet if everything goes as it has in the previous matches. So, Becker is our man to stop the shots fired at the goal.

Defenders:

Virgil van Dijk (8.5 Cr)- Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.5 Cr)- Liverpool

Ben Mee (8.5 Cr) – Burnley

Van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold are the only certain names that will feature in the Liverpool defence. With Gomez and Lovren rotated and Robertson being a doubtful starter, it makes more sense to skip them. Ben Mee from Burnley is our third defender to fill up the slots.

Mid-Fielders:

Mohamed Salah (11 Cr)- Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri (9 Cr)- Liverpool

James Milner (9 Cr) – Liverpool

Johann Gudmundsson (9.5 Cr) – Burnley

Jack Cork (8.5 Cr) – Burnley

These are the five best mid-fielders that will feature in the match. Salah is an absolute must have and so is Shaqiri after his recent performances. Milner has been a real engine for Liverpool and he will be on penalty duties as well. Gudmundson and Cork are the best bets from Burnley.

Forwards:

Roberto Firmino (9 Cr)- Liverpool

Sam Vokes (9 Cr) – Burnley

Firmino has regained form in the past couple of game weeks and Vokes again makes the team as a mere spot filler.

Captain: Mohamed Salah

Vice-Captain: Trent Alexander-Arnold

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