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How Liverpool could line up against Burnley

Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up for Saturday's Premier League clash with Burnley at Anfield.

Three wins from four games is all Liverpool need to set a new Premier League points record as they prepare to welcome Burnley to Anfield on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's side moved past the 90-point mark and to 30 wins for the season courtesy of their 3-1 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, leaving them needing nine points from the last 12 on offer to surpass Manchester City's centurions.

Liverpool are also chasing the first ever perfect home season of 19 wins from 19, with Burnley bidding to become the first visiting team since January 2019 to take any points from a league match at Anfield.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Reds could line up for the contest.



Possible LIV XI vs. BUR

Out: Jordan Henderson (knee), Joel Matip (toe)
Doubtful: Dejan Lovren (knock)

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Liverpool will be without captain Jordan Henderson for this match and the remainder of the season after he limped off against Brighton with a knee injury.

Considering that Roberto Firmino was left out of the starting XI for the Aston Villa game and Sadio Mane missed out against Brighton, Klopp may be considering resting Mohamed Salah this time around.

However, the Egyptian's performance against the Seagulls suggested that he is desperate to win another Golden Boot and so he will be eager to start again following his brace and assist at the Amex.

Salah's haul took him up to 100 goal involvements in just 104 Premier League games for Liverpool - by far the quickest to hit that milestone for the club and only the fourth ever after Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen.

Naby Keita impressed at the Amex and so will be hopeful of keeping his place, but depending on Klopp's level of rotation Georginio Wijnaldum could make way with Fabinho and James Milner pushing for starts.

Andrew Robertson is also expected to return to the starting lineup, while opportunities for rotation elsewhere at the back are limited with Dejan Lovren still doubtful and Joel Matip sidelined for the remainder of the season.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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