Klopp keen to avoid familiar trap against Burnley

Sean Dyche, the Burnley manager, believes their successful season following promotion owes much to the early lift of that win over Liverpool in August.

“It was massive at the time and still is,” he said. “Getting your first win is a big thing and the feeling that went with it. They (Liverpool) are still one of the superpower sides.

“They’ve had some bumps on the road, but on their day they’re a fantastic side. On that day we delivered a different kind of performance to get a win.

“I see a very good squad. They’ve got depth, they can change the side…they’re a top club.”

Burnley have yet to win away from home in the league this season, having taken all but two of their 31 points at Turf Moor. 

“We’re the underdog, by a long margin,” said Dyche, before adding: “The beauty of football is it brings up strange anomalies, but we’ve got to make that happen.”

Joey Barton, the Liverpool-born midfielder, is available for Burnley after a FA hearing into a misconduct charge relating to bets allegedly made over a ten-year period was adjourned in midweek.

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