Anfield will see giant killer Burnley take on struggling Liverpool on 12th September. Anfield is known for its vociferous support for the home team and Burnley will not only have to take on the Reds but also the crowd.
Liverpool, by their standards, have had a miserable start to the season. Last year, they were so near yet so far. After leading the table for most part of 2008, a mid season collapse saw them hand over the reigns over to eventual champions Manchester United. They started badly this year when they lost Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid and Rafael Benitez already seems short of players and ideas. After their away loss to the Spurs in the first match of the season, they bounced back well against Stoke. But a home loss to Aston Villa further compounded their problems and thanks to Steven Gerrard, they managed to win against lowly Bolton. They were predicted to be the champions this year but many have written them off already. Liverpool will really have to up their ante if they want to pose any serious challenge to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. They are currently in 7th position in the table and will need a lot of hard work if they want to reach the top. Fernando Torres seems red hot at the moment and in all likelihood, they will hold sway over Burnley.
The visitors have already caused some ripples beating Manchester United at home. Though they lost badly to both Stoke City and Chelsea, they have showed flashes of brilliance. Playing at home, they have a raucous home support, but Anfield will pose a challenge for them. Their loud supporters will be behind them at Anfield too but they are likely to be drowned by the massive support that the Reds will enjoy. Burnley are currently in 10th position in the league table and they look good for a higher position. Their only problem could be offence because they have managed only two goals in their four matches.
Anfield will be all red come 12th September and the Liverpool fans will shout their heart out to egg their team on. All in all, it looks all set to be a superb game where both the teams will have a go at each other. Burnley will be satisfied with a draw but nothing less than a victory will matter for Liverpool.