Jurgen Klopp insists he is not out for ‘revenge’ against Burnley after the Clarets ended Liverpool’s unbeaten home run.

Liverpool host Burnley in the Premier League this weekend, in a repeat of the January fixture that saw the Clarets end a 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield for Klopp’s side last season.

Ashley Barnes scored the only goal of the game as the Reds lost at home for the first time in over three-and-a-half years, a result which also secured Burnley’s first win at Liverpool since 1974.


Ahead of their meeting on Saturday lunchtime, Klopp insists that revenge is not on his agenda as Liverpool prepare to welcome a capacity crowd back for their first home game of the new Premier League season.

“I didn’t think about it – it was a strange game,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference. “Yes we lost, that’s how football is. It has nothing to do with this game now we will try everything to have our first home game in front of our crowd and we want to enjoy it and that’s possible when you play positive and just go for it.

“There are no guarantees out there, especially against Burnley, because they can make you uncomfortable, Sean [Dyche] does a brilliant job there – they can be annoying.

“Good set pieces, a clear way of play. That’s what we’re preparing for, not for any kind of revenge, we just want to have a positive game.”

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