For Burnley, Steven Defour has undergone surgery while Aaron Lennon is out with a knee injury with both players unavailable for the clash.
Mohamed Salah did not appear on the scoresheet for a fifth straight match - the longest goalless run of his Liverpool career - but the Egypt global was crucial to Firmino's goals and was praised by his manager. Van Dijk, who now earns around £125k-a-week, could receive an upfront loyalty bonus worth £5 million, while he is set to receive a further £4 million when he reaches 150 games for the Reds.
"I had a similar situation at Mainz when we were challenging in Europe for the first time and lost the first five games of the Bundesliga".
"With regards to the lack of creativity and negative perception of Liverpool - we are one point off the top so therefore much better than we were previous year when we weren't being criticised", he told Press Association Sport at a Show Racism the Red Card event at Anfield.
With Liverpool's fabled attacking trident of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Robero Firmino struggling to click, the Anfield faithful will be encouraged by the news that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is nearing full fitness.
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Having picked up 18 points from ten matches since Boxing Day, Sean Dyche's side had recovered from their early season woes to give themselves a fighting chance of staying in the Premier League.
Whether we want it or not, they are our great rivals, and we could get in the way.
"We reacted well and we looked positive, that's what we needed to get better at". Barnes' xG90 + xA90 (0.65+0.15) indicate that over the course of 90 minutes, he can prove to be extremely risky with an 80% chance of contributing a goal.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is close to a return to the first team but will still need time to acclimatize back in. The Brazilian did not start in the Merseyside derby last weekend, but comes into the team in place of Divock Origi.
The Reds might be without James Milner who has a muscle issue.
He said on LFC TV after the match: "We know they can win games, they are very, very capable of going on a run and winning the last eight games". But we always felt we could win.
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