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Dyche: We're Ready For Reds

15 September 2017

SEAN Dyche believes Burnley can continue their unbeaten start away from home in Saturday’s tough assignment at Anfield.

The Clarets have picked up four points from their two away games this season, including an opening day win at champions Chelsea and a valuable point at Wembley against Spurs.
 
Sandwiched inbetween was a convincing Carabao Cup victory away at local rivals Blackburn Rovers.
 
Liverpool, meanwhile, are without Sadio Mane as they look to bounce back from last weekend’s chastening 5-0 defeat away at Manchester City, followed by a home draw against Sevilla in midweek in the Champions League.
 
And Dyche feels the Clarets have reserved their best form this season for games on the road.
 
He said: “I don’t think we played as well as we can (against Crystal Palace) last week, but you have to give credit to the opposition because sometimes it’s not that you haven’t played well; it’s that they have stopped you.
 
 
“On the other hand, the framework of the side and defensive determination to get the job done were on show and we’ve done that many times, to get points on the board.
 
“That has to be delivered at a high level and Liverpool will be another big test. 
 
“I was at the game against Sevilla the other night, and a lot is made of Mane (being missing), but then Coutinho came on and he may start.
 
“They’ve got depth and they are a good side, certainly. They are good going forward, get bodies up there and have pace and quality.
 
“The obvious threat is to cope with that and still offer a threat at the other end. There have been question marks from people around the game about how well they can defend, but I think they have got some very good players and it’s up to us to try and break them down.
 
“But we’ve shown already this season what we are about. We are delivering good performances, particularly away.
 
 
“We were very strong at Chelsea and then, at Tottenham, the last 20 minutes is as good, away from home, as we’ve been in my time here in the Premier League.
 
“So, it bodes well, but we know we have to hit those performance levels because these are tough games against tough sides.”
 
Jeff Hendrick is available again for the Clarets after recovering from a thigh injury that ruled him out of the Palace game. Nick Pope is again expected to deputise for injured captain Tom Heaton.
 
Clarets Player HD will have live commentary from Anfield from 2.45pm tomorrow
 
 

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