Liverpool vs Burnley
Anfield, 20:00 Wednesday
Wednesday evening will bring together beneath the Anfield floodlights two sides fighting very different Premier League battles, as top-four challengers Liverpool – currently 5th – face a Burnley side currently occupying 18th and hoping to avoid the drop. Brendan Rodgers’ side are the league’s form team – unbeaten in eleven matches, they’ve taken 13 points from their last five and recorded a trio of excellent, significant, victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, and Manchester City. The Clarets’ six-match winless run has seen them return to the drop-zone after a brief departure; recent performances have implied that Burnley are up for the fight, but 2 points from five – courtesy of draws with West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea – is not form indicative of survival potential. Sustained and impressive form has enabled the Reds to take control of their route to a top-four finish, but they’ll hope that at least one rival – albeit unlikely to be 3rd placed Arsenal – drops points this weekend. Sean Dyche will recognise that Crystal Palace, West Brom, and Hull City have opened up significant margins to the bottom-three and could all take strides towards safety this weekend. With no league football for a week and a half after Wednesday night, supporters of both Liverpool and Burnley will hope that their sides can head into the brief break with positive results and performances to recall.
Your previous wait for a top flight return was 33 years but you’ve returned after just a 4 year absence this time – you must be delighted to be back so soon?
Jamie: “Really pleased yeah, especially as it didn’t look on the cards at the start of the season at all. We sold Charlie Austin two days before the first game and most people thought mid-table was the best we could do, but the partnership between Sam Vokes and Danny Ings lit the Championship alight and we had solid foundations behind them. From October it was clear we were contenders and there was never a wobble.”
Sean Dyche has been at the helm for two and a half years – what are your thoughts on your boss and what’s his reputation like amongst supporters?
…Continued at: http://www.theredmentv.com/blog/p/16021.
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