- Liverpool set to break league attendance record against Burnley
- Security clearance has been granted, so Anfield’s capacity should reach 60,725
- CHRIS SUTTON on sledging, rude confrontations and verbal jousting on the field – everything is beginning podcast
Liverpool are counting on a revitalized Trent Alexander-Arnold on Saturday to grace a record crowd expected for a league match at Anfield.
Safe clearance has been granted for an additional 2,421 fans on the upper tier of the new Anfield Road stand for the visit of Burnley, raising the capacity to 60,725.
Liverpool’s record attendance at a league match is 58,757, against Chelsea in 1949.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking for a reaction to their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal and will start second if Manchester City beat Everton in Saturday’s midday game.
Alexander-Arnold has gradually recovered from a knee injury and lasted just 58 minutes at the Emirates last weekend, but Liverpool need him on Saturday afternoon with fellow right-back Conor Bradley unavailable afterwards. of his father’s funeral and Klopp will be restricted due to injuries, suspension and illness. .
Liverpool are preparing for a league record crowd at Anfield for the visit of Burnley, with the upper tier of the Anfield Road stand (pictured) set to open, raising capacity to 60,725
Jurgen Klopp insisted he can’t wait for his players to shine in front of a record Anfield crowd.
Klopp also revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold is revitalized after recovering from injury.
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“He will benefit from the two games he has played and a full week of training,” the Reds boss said.
“We had no choice but to take him from Arsenal. It was a difficult half for us and for Trent. You can’t say to returning players: ‘Okay, play 90, 90, 90′. We have to be careful.’
Klopp cannot wait for his players to shine in front of what should be their biggest crowd at Anfield yet.
“We can introduce and welcome more people and that’s great,” he said. ‘Let’s create a special atmosphere.
‘The team wants to show a reaction and if people want to help, it would be a big help. We should forget where Burnley are (in the relegation zone). That only gives the possibility of obtaining a banana peel.’
Promising Reds star Conor Bradley lost his father Joe last Saturday and will miss the game on compassionate leave.
Bradley, 20, lost his father Joe last Saturday. Klopp said: “The boy is with his family and that is the best place.” He gets all the time he needs. I think starting next week he will be back training, but we will wait and see. If he doesn’t feel ready, he’s fine. There is no rush on our part.
Ibrahima Konate, Dominik Szoboszlai, Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah are also unavailable, but Wataru Endo is back after returning from the Asian Cup.