Burnley welcomes Liverpool to their Lancashire home on Boxing Day in a Premier League matchup at Turf Moor between the second-best and the second-worst teams.
Over the weekend, Vincent Kompany’s team surprised everyone by defeating Fulham 2-0, while the Reds’ intense struggle at the top of the table finished in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
Following Fulham’s fruitless first-half efforts against Burnley at Craven Cottage, Kompany’s team capitalized on the Cottagers’ wastefulness in the 47th minute when Wilson Odobert gave Marco Silva’s team a masterclass in goal-scoring.
The much-anticipated clash between Liverpool and Manchester United fell short of expectations. However, fans were treated to an intense showdown between Liverpool and Arsenal. Gabriel Magalhaes made history by scoring Arsenal’s fastest-ever Premier League goal at Anfield within four minutes.
Despite this early setback, Liverpool rallied with a goal from Mohamed Salah. Yet, they were left frustrated by controversial refereeing decisions and their own missed opportunities. Martin Odegaard avoided conceding a penalty for a handball in the box, and a promising five-on-one counter-attack for Liverpool concluded with Trent Alexander-Arnold hitting the crossbar.