Frustrated Jurgen Klopp berates fans as stuttering Liverpool draw with Burnley

Sam Vokes

Sam Vokes

Mohamed Salah spared Liverpool's blushes in a frustrating draw with Burnley.

Sean Dyche's team have clearly learned the lessons of a painful campaign on the road last season, when they took until 29 April to record their first win and suffered 14 away defeats.

DF Trent Alexander-Arnold, 5 - Strangely subdued display from a young player who is normally so positive and effervescent.

The Clarets batted back wave upon wave of intricate Liverpool attacks.

It was a tough chance for the 20-year-old, as the ball came to him at an awkward angle, and it turned out to be Liverpool's final genuine opportunity to take all three points from the match.

Jurgen Klopp's side have won just five out of 13 top-flight matches when Sadio Mane hasn't started.

"It is not that we ignore it - I said if there would have been a solution out there we would have done it".

"It's our fault. We were dominant, fantastic attitude". Both centre-backs went to challenge Chris Wood, and neither got the ball, allowing it to reach Arfield. Robbo [full-back Andrew Robertson] knows he should have seen Arfield quicker.

But despite Liverpool's dominance Joel Matip was called into action late on to head off the line, after Mignolet failed to get near a Burnley header from a corner. Our shape was good and Popey was excellent in goal.

Coutinho was linked with Barcelona throughout the summer window after handing in a transfer request at Anfield, although a transfer to the Nou Camp failed to materialise after Liverpool refused to sell the Brazil worldwide.

On the half hour, Emre Can's ball to Salah was met with the Egyptian's chest. His second was saved at close range by the Liverpool goalkeeper with Anfield enraged by a warning unheeded.

But perhaps the most puzzling move made by Klopp was the decision to leave recent signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the bench again - this time, in favour of James Milner.

Jurgen Klopp's anguished shout of 'why?' on the touchline said it all but he is not alone in wondering why his backline appear incapable of basic functions.

"They made seven changes today for players who they brought in for absolute fortunes".

"I still believe in the long-term, these players will pick themselves up from where they have been knocked down to", he told Sky Sports.