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Video:Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: Reds held despite Philippe Coutinho start

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Liverpool draw 1-1 with Burnley at Anfield

Liverpool's frustrating week continued as Burnley battled hard for a well-deserved 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday despite the return of Philippe Coutinho to the starting line-up.

Sean Dyche's side took the lead against the run of play in the 27th minute through Scott Arfield, but the hosts responded three minutes later through Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool continued to dominate possession after the break but Burnley had chances of their own with Ben Mee denied by both Joel Matip and Simon Mignolet.

Substitute Dominic Solanke then had a brilliant chance to seal all three points for the hosts late on but his shot was tipped onto the crossbar by Nick Pope as Burnley kept their unbeaten start to the season away from home intact.

Liverpool dominated the early stages but it was Burnley who took the lead out of nowhere in the 27th minute.

Matip and Roger Klavan failed to deal with Robbie Brady's flick-on and the ball fell to Arfield on the edge of the penalty area, and he drove the ball beyond Simon Mignolet and into the bottom corner.

However, it took Klopp's men just three minutes to respond with Emre Can's pass picking out Salah, who brought the ball down in the penalty area before smashing it past Pope.

Coutinho was starting to pull the strings for the hosts and the home fans thought they'd taken the lead when the Brazilian's pass released Daniel Sturridge, but the England striker's shot crashed into the side netting.

The Brazil international, who a month ago handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force a move to Barcelona, received a rapturous welcome at Anfield and may have been guilty of trying too hard, firing a number of shots over the crossbar before being replaced midway through the second half.

It was virtually one-way traffic from there in as Coutinho, Can, James Milner, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold all had chances.

Solanke's shot from close range was then tipped onto the crossbar by the impressive Pope late on as Burnley's game plan held firm.

The Clarets could have nicked it themselves when centre-back Mee had one effort headed over by Matip and another saved by Mignolet in the same attack.

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