Release the beast: Klopp to unleash Coutinho against Burnley

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Liverpool was undermined by more defensive sloppiness and a missed penalty in a 2-2 draw with Sevilla in a Champions League match that featured two sendings-off and a spat between coaching staff at Anfield on Wednesday.

Burnley have won just once in their last 23 away games versus Liverpool in all competitions, losing the last nine in a row.

Asked why the club didn't pursue a Plan B, Klopp added: "I said if there would have been a solution out there we would have done it".

"It looks like we're talking about this all the time".

"I'm hoping I get more games, of course". 'This is not the moment when I talk about the line-up of tomorrow, but he should be ready. It is not like I like it, but I still work on it. It would not surprise me if we saw a bit of a backlash from Liverpool in this one, they will be desperate to put on a show for their fans to make up for the Champions League result.

"It is not a general defending problem but we have to improve 100 per cent", said the Liverpool boss. "But it's not an illness that you can change it".

"I still think we could have strengthened, without a doubt", Thompson told Sky Sports earlier this week.

Liverpool beat Burnley 2-1 at home last season, but lost 2-0 at Turf Moor after failing to break down the Clarets despite having 80% of possession and 26 shots to the hosts' three.

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Philippe Coutinho "should be ready" to start Liverpool's meeting with Burnley in the Premier League this weekend.

On the injury front, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne remain out with the latter "still far away" from a return according to his manager with a back problem side-lining the England global.

Cape Town - Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his players are relishing the opportunity to take on Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Burnley are missing goalkeeper Tom Heaton who is set to be sidelined for months after undergoing surgery on a dislocated shoulder.

When quizzed if he was too trusting of his players, Klopp said: "People say that?" "They should be developing within the group anyway and then they are ready to come in".

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