Liverpool can move into the Premier League’s top four for the first time since February tonight if they beat Burnley at Turf Moor.
Comeback victories over Manchester United and West Brom last week, along with dropped points for both Chelsea and Leicester, means that Jurgen Klopp’s side will be guaranteed Champions League qualification if they win their final two fixtures of the season.
Goalkeeper Alisson’s last-minute winner at the Hawthorns ensured the Reds’ top-four hopes remain alive heading into the match against Burnley, who ended Liverpool’s three-year unbeaten Premier League run at Anfield with a 1-0 win in January.
Sean Dyche’s side were thrashed 4-0 by Leeds in their last match, having already secured their Premier League status for another season.
Here’s everything to you need to know before the match this evening.
When is it?
The match kicks off at 8:15pm GMT on Wednesday 19 May.
How can I watch?
It will air live on Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 8:00pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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What is the team news?
Burnley and England goalkeeper Nick Pope is an injury doubt after missing the weekend’s match against Leeds with a knee injury. Elsewhere, Dyche has confirmed his side will be without Phil Bardsley, Dale Stephens, Kevin Long and Robbie Brady.
Diogo Jota is out for the visitors, but Liverpool were handed a surprise boost after Klopp said the Portugal forward could be available for Sunday’s match against Crystal Palace. Jota was unavailable for Liverpool’s trip to West Brom due to a foot injury and was believed to have been ruled out for the rest of the season, but scans this week revealed the problem was not as bad as originally feared. James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be available after returning to training this week but Ozan Kabak and Naby Keita remain out for the Reds, along with long-term absentees Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Burnley: Peacock-Farrell; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Barnes, Wood
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, R Williams, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Salah
Liverpool’s record against the Premier League’s bottom six has been woeful this season, but Sunday’s last-gasp win at West Brom will have given Klopp’s side a huge boost with Champions League qualification in their grasp. The Reds should get the job done here against a Burnley side with little to play for. Burnley 1-3 Liverpool
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