Liverpool could be four points adrift of Premier League title rivals Manchester City by the time they face Burnley at Anfield on Sunday.
City, who have a one point lead at the summit heading into the weekend, host Watford at the Etihad on Saturday evening. Despite Watford’s impressive form this season few will be backing the Hornets to conjure up a shock upset in Manchester, especially considering that they were hammered 5-0 by Liverpool late last month.
In his press-conference for the Burnley game, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has urged fans to get an early night in order to be fresh and ready to roar the team on to victory in the early kick-off on Sunday.
“We need atmosphere at 12 o’clock,” said Klopp in quotes via Liverpool Echo.
“If you have a ticket, go to bed at 10pm latest, don’t drink and be on your toes from the first to the last second.”
If Liverpool do secure the victory then the club will have eight more points (73) at this stage of the season (30 games) than at any time in their Premier League history. The Reds are currently enjoying a 35 game unbeaten run at home in the top-flight, dating back to 23 April 2017.
The Merseyside outfit, who have scored more than double Burnley’s goals this season, will be hoping Mo Salah finds his goalscoring touch on Sunday with the Egyptian without a goal in three Premier League games - if he fails to score against the Clarets then it will be the player’s longest drought in a Liverpool shirt.