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All the factz on Burnley v Liverpool, including which TV channel its on

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The tea-time kick-off in the Premier League sees Burnley host Liverpool at Turf Moor. 

The Reds are the only side in the division with a 100% record from 3 matches. Meanwhile Burnley have scored 4 points so far and will look to build on that.

Kick-off time is 5.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Liverpool did the double over Burnley last season, winning 1-3 at Turf Moor and 4-2 at Anfield.
* Burnley have won just one of their last 7 PL matches.
* Liverpool have won their last 5 away matches – another win would equal their club record.
* Ashley Barnes is the man in form for the Clarets – only Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mane have scored more than his 13 goals in the PL in 2019.
* Liverpool have lost just one of their past 42 league matches.

All the factz on the August 17 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are 5 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League today. Here are the factz you need to know:

Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth 

* This is only the 7th League meeting between the sides.

* Villa Park was a fortress for Villa towards the end of last season, with 6 wins from their last 7 matches.
* Bournemouth aren’t great away from home: they’ve lost 11 of their last 14 on the road.
* However, they have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 3 away matches.

* Jack Grealish will be hoping to end a streak on 19 consecutive PL matches he’s played in for Villa ending in defeat.

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United

* Brighton are a bogey side for the Hammers. The Seagulls have won 3 of the 4 PL matches between the sides, drawing the other.

* Last week’s 3-0 win over Watford was Brighton’s first PL win in 10 matches.
* West Ham won their last 2 away matches last season, but had lost 7 of their previous 8.
* Scoring at home is one of Brighton’s problems, netting just 7 times in their last 12 matches at the Amex.

* If the Hammers win today, it’ll be their 100th in the Premier League.

Everton v Watford

* It ended 2-2 between these sides at Goodison Park last season. Watford took a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.
* Goodison is a fortress for the Toffees – they haven’t conceded a goal here since February 6.
* in fact, Everton have kept clean sheets in 9 of their last 12 matches.
* Watford have lost their last 4 PL matches – they haven’t lost 5 in a row since 2017.

* The Hornets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 16 matches.

Norwich City v Newcastle United

* Games between these sides are usually fun – 24 goals scored in the last 6 meetings.
* Norwich had been on a 14-match unbeaten run before last week’s defeat to Liverpool.
* Newcastle won their last away match of last season. They haven’t won consecutive away matches since January 2018.
* Norwich have not got a good record against the Magpies – 5 defeats in their last 9 meetings and only 1 win.

* Newcastle have won 4, lost 4 and drawn 2 in their last 10 PL matches.

Southampton v Liverpool

* The Reds did the double over Saints last season; winning 1-3 at St Mary’s and 3-0 at Anfield.
* Saints have won 16 of their last 77 PL matches – although half of those have come in the last 24 matches under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Liverpool are chasing a club record-equalling 11th consecutive PL win.
* The Reds have also scored at least 2 goals in every one of those wins.
* Saints are without a win in 6 – 3 defeats in that run.

Roma set to buy Liverpool star in £23 million deal

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Serie A challengers Roma are set to land Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren in a £23 million deal. 

Reports in Italy say that Lovren is open to the move, having fallen down the pecking order at Anfield. The Croatia international is yet to feature this season, and is behind Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in boss Jurgen Klopp’s thinking.

Calciomercato has said that Roma are negotiating a deal that would see Lovren move for an initial £15 million, but that could rise to £23 million with add-ons.

Boss Paulo Fonseca is looking for defensive reinforcements as the side look to topple Juventus from their perch as champions.

Lovren joined Liverpool for £20 million from Southampton in 2014 and has made 170 appearances for the Reds. However, he appeared just 18 times last year.

Klopp wouldn’t be drawn on Lovren’s future earlier this week. When asked about his omission from the squad for the European Super Cup, the German said Lovren was ill.

All the factz on Liverpool v Norwich City, including which TV channel its on

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The new Premier League season kicks off at Anfield, with newly-promoted Norwich City the visitors.

Both sides will be champing at the bit to get their seasons off to a flying start, although they will probably be looking at opposite ends of the table come May 2020.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 40 Premier League home matches – a run stretching back more than two seasons.
  • The Reds have won 10 of the last 12 meetings between the sides, drawing the other two.
  • Norwich have only been beaten once in 21 league matches in 2019 – that defeat coming against Preston in February.
  • Meanwhile Liverpool won their last 9 PL matches in a row as they came second to Manchester City.
  • Norwich aren’t good season starters – they’ve won just one of their last 16 matches on the opening day, losing 7 of them.

Philippe Coutinho set for sensational return to Liverpool

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Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho is set for a sensational move back to his former club Liverpool, according to reports. 

Brazilian star Coutinho left Anfield for Barcelona in January 2018 for £142 million after a protracted transfer battle. However, his time in the Catalan capital has not been a happy one, with injuries and a loss of form ensuring he hasn’t made the impact that was hoped for.

Now, with Antoine Griezmann joining Barca from Atletico Madrid, Coutinho could be pushed further down the pecking order.

However, former club Liverpool could offer him a way out of his Camp Nou nightmare. Italian news site Calciomercato have reported that the Reds have put together an offer of a two-year loan deal, with an option to buy for £88 million.

Calciomercato also report that Coutinho is keen on this deal. His agent, Kia Joorabchan, has previously hinted that his charge would find it difficult to play for another Premier League club.

This would appear to be a blow to Manchester United, who have also been linked with the player in recent weeks.

Yet Coutinho could get stay at Barcelona. Joorabchan also said that Barca bosses have no intention of selling him and have not spoken to any parties about this.

Make of that what you will. Coutinho might be on his way out of Barcelona. Or not. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.