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Klopp: Liverpool could have won every game

17 September 2017

The Liverpool fan who called into BBC 5 Live on Saturday evening definitely can't be accused of a lack of passion.

"Why do you think the other one can not improve?"

Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in four successive Premier League home games - they haven't kept five in a row in the competition at Anfield since February 2007 (nine in a row) under Rafa Benitez.

And it was required after Burnley scored with their only shot of the first half.

Mohamed Salah spared Liverpool's blushes in a frustrating draw with Burnley. Their aims for the season could well be plunged into doubt as a result of continued schoolboy errors. Although they had to rely on a bit luck at times, Sean Dyche's side have shown their not a team to be trifled with, following up an opening day win over defending champions Chelsea by snatching points from Tottenham and now Liverpool.

Frank raged about the defensive frailties of his beloved team after the Reds failed to deliver an expected victory over opposition that they really should be beating.

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Liverpool drop to seventh in the table, behind Burnley who sit in sixth place with a better goal difference.

Guardiola's side has scored 15 goals in three matches since the global break, following 5-0 and 4-0 wins over Liverpool and Feyernood respectively. He has played for several clubs in the lower divisions of English football, and yet there he was at Anfield - playing like a seasoned keeper against a Liverpool side famed for its crushing attack.

Scott Arfield struck as Burnley claimed a point at Liverpool.

Mane's absence has left Liverpool's record signing increasingly in the spotlight but it has done little to deter him during his latest Premier League spell.

As Ousmane Dembele was sidelined on his full Barcelona debut by a premature injury, Coutinho was attempting to set the agenda at Anfield.

Within minutes of starting it looked like this would be tested. I saw everything, but I didn't see them too often scoring.

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"Just to cool the people down, what if the new player doesn't hit the first ball [like Dejan Lovren against Sevilla] and he makes exactly the same mistake?"

"It was clear before the season there would be moments when [Mane] can not or should not play". The Brazilian, meanwhile, was hooked after 78 minutes for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The home side dominated but were unable to break through again.

Tom Heaton has been a consistent performer for Burnley in their goal. He will have far more challenging days in his career, with Liverpool testing him nowhere near enough. The 25-year-old's willingness to apply the dark arts to Burnley's game - timewasting with his goal kicks after barely 15 minutes on the clock - was vital to the Clarets earning a point.

DF Andrew Robertson, 7 - Another promising performance from the Scot. Defensively he was rarely tested although he did make one terrific near post challenge early on.

This time it was Trent Alexander-Arnold's abject failure to beat Stephen Ward and worsened by Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip's ensuing miscommunication.

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