Liverpool 1 Burnley 1 - Reoccurring errors cost the Reds

Liverpool 1 Burnley 1 - Reoccurring errors cost the Reds

And while that lead lasted only a few minutes - Mohamed Salah making it 1-1 at half-time - the Clarets defended superbly to stop Liverpool breaking through again before nearly pinching a famous win themselves through inspirational stand-in skipper Ben Mee in a breathless finish.

Not even the return of Philippe Coutinho to the Reds' starting line-up was enough on the day and Klopp was far from happy after the match. Tom Heaton underwent surgery on an injured shoulder earlier this week and was replaced in goal by Nick Pope.

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It was expected for the Eagles to dominate possession and have a distinct territorial advantage, but Burnley stood strong and smothered the Palace attacks which saw 23 shots attempted but over half of them charged down.

The Reds pushed for a second and Daniel Sturridge just missed out on James Milner's cross late in the half.

Burnley man Jonathan Walters has previously netted on seven occasions against Liverpool.

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Previously Manchester United and Arsenal passed the milestone, with Chelsea joining them as the third team last season. We made seven changes but we were still really fluent, offensive football, dominant football.

But they dug deep to make sure they wouldn't leave empty-handed this time after Mohamed Salah cancelled out a clinical strike from Arfield, which the midfielder dedicated to his new nephew Connor.

To follow it up Burnley took a point from Tottenham in Wembley and then won a nailbiter 1-0 against Palace last weekend. Obviously we have quality and now we have to use this quality consistently.

After Ben Mee had a header cleared off the line by Joel Matip late on, substitute Dominic Solanke hit the crossbar from just a few yards out as Liverpool - who were held in midweek by Sevilla in the Champions League - were frustrated again.

"I think Coutinho had a really good game, and a big impact on the game", said Klopp.

"It's always hard to replace top-class players in really good shape, but we did it last season, and I think in most of the games we did really well, so that's it".

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