Klopp admits Liverpool must be ‘aware’ of ‘lively’ Burnley forward

Date published: Friday 11th February 2022 11:22 - Dan Butterfield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is well aware of the threat posed by Burnley and their new forward Wout Weghorst ahead of their clash on Sunday.

Weghorst joined the club in the January transfer window and picked up an assist as Burnley held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening.


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The Dutch forward impressed Liverpool boss Klopp with his performance and believes the Clarets have enough to stay in the Premier League this season.

“I had the pleasure to watch Burnley against United. This situation explains the Premier League the best. The quality they produced was incredible. It was a proper team performance. There is a big possibility for them to still stay in the league.

“They brought in a new striker [Wout Weghorst]. If you saw the game, you would have seen he is a lively boy. He was very active all over the pitch. Burnley ask for all physicality you can put in a game, we cannot have the ball all the time and they are good when they have the ball.

“They have footballers everywhere. On top of that, the set-piece threat, we have to be aware and concentrated.”

Sunday’s clash is the second fixture between the two sides this season with Liverpool coming out 2-0 winners at Anfield with goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane. Klopp has admitted it was the best performances he has seen his side produce against Burnley .

“It was the best game we played against Burnley since I was here.”

Liverpool now have a fully fit squad heading into the trip to Burnley and Klopp is delighted with the options he has available, offering up praise for Japanese forward Takumi Minamino.

“I prefer to talk about a wider squad than a tiny squad. It’s a situation we never had before. Now we have it available and they have played together for a while now.

“We have a lot of top developments, like Takumi Minamino – who is getting better every game.”

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