The players are ready for action. There’s a bit of history between these sides, and I’m not just talking about the 0-0 draw in December 1920, so this could be lively.
Sheffield United have come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Chelsea. That must feel especially sweet for the supporters who were at Stamford Bridge when United were dramatically relegated from the Premier League 25 years ago.
Burnley (4-4-2) Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Lennon, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes, Wood.
Substitutes: Hart, Taylor, Long, Drinkwater, Hendrick, Rodriguez, Vydra.
Liverpool (4-3-3) Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Substitutes: Kelleher, Gomez, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi.
Referee Chris Kavanagh.
Hello. It really is very simple: if Liverpool win their remaining 35 league games, they will be champions for the first time since 1990. Seriously, though, if they want to finish above Manchester City they will probably need to win at least 30 matches, so games like this become close to a must-win – even at the end of August.
Winning has become a happy habit for Liverpool. This is probably the most joyous time to be a Liverpool supporter since April 1988, and victory tonight would set a new club record of 13 consecutive league wins.
With the scorching form of their front three, few would bet against them. Jurgen Klopp would quite like a first clean sheet of the season. But the main thing is that his team get three points.
Kick off is at 5.30pm.