It's revenge time for Liverpool when they host Burnley at Anfield on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp's side have an exemplary record against teams around them in the table, but all five of their defeats this season have come against clubs now in the bottom half, and Neville believes this is an issue they must address. Jurgen Klopp's men are trying to stay in the top four and push back against their lack of success against lower table teams.
Liverpool sealed three important points in their hunt for a top four finish as they downed Burnley 2-1 at Anfield.
Liverpool's struggles against the Premier League's so-called smaller sides have been well documented this season and the Reds chief is determined that his players will have the right mindset against the Clarets, who beat them at Turf Moor earlier in the season. On that day we delivered a different kind of performance to get a win. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Origi, Lallana, and Coutinho somehow contrived to remain largely anonymous even though they were involved in many of Liverpool'f forays forward.
But he was not alone as the team looked devoid of ideas until Wijnaldum's intervention, the Dutchman extending his remarkable run of having scored all his Premier League goals at home (five for Liverpool, 11 for Newcastle).
Liverpool had also earned what could turn out to be three very valuable points in the race for Champions League qualification when it could easily have been just one. They defend like they defend, long balls, counter-attacks, but it is really tuned: (Ashley) Barnes, (Sam) Vokes, (Andre) Gray are running on to channel balls in behind, set-pieces, so you know it can't be easy. Now we have to prove we are back on track and back in the winning way, and that we have a great team and great players.
Burnley's defenders are strong in the air, but they face a test of speed against Liverpool'sSadio Mane.
Liverpool might not have had a good 2017, losing a number of matches, and their results against weaker opposition have been a worry. Decidedly on the back foot, Klopp's starters tried but failed to exert consistent pressure on Heaton's goal.
"Before the Arsenal game the mood here was quite optimistic but I think a lot of people thought "if we lose then we have real problems".
Liverpool vs Burnley is scheduled for 4 pm local time, 9:30 pm IST, 12 pm ET start. The ball was always in the air, fighting for second balls, they were obviously better around second balls.
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