Collymore reacts on Twitter to Liverpool defeat; likens them to Arsenal

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool lost 2-0 at Burnley.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Stan Collymore has likened Liverpool to Premier League rivals Arsenal after they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley despite having the lion’s share of possession and efforts on goal.

Following the Reds’ entertaining 4-3 win over Arsenal, many supporters were optimistic ahead of Liverpool’s clash at Turf Moor with a comfortable away victory seemingly on the cards.

However, Burnley threw a spanner in the works from the off as Nathaniel Clyne’s poor pass out from the back eventually found its way to Sam Vokes, who struck home from the edge of the box.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Nathaniel Clyne at the end of the game

Liverpool then dominated and had chances to equalise, yet a quick counterattack saw Andre Gray free himself from the Reds’ back-line to fire the Clarets in to a stunning 2-0 lead.

The Merseysiders ramped up the pressure and totalled 20+ efforts on goal, but it was to no avail.

After the match, former Reds striker Collymore wrote on Twitter that Jurgen Klopp’s side’s performance reminded him of Arsenal.

Arsenal are renowned for dominating possession and carving out multiple opportunities, though wastefulness in front of goal coupled with defensive vulnerability often lets them down.

Burnley's Andre Gray celebrates after he scoring their second goal

Liverpool can only blame themselves for defeat at Burnley, and Klopp will be as frustrated as the next person at his side’s inability to take their chances while arguably gifting the hosts both of their goals.

The Merseyside club have evident weaknesses in defence, and it wouldn’t come as a great surprise to see them dip into the transfer market again ahead of the upcoming deadline.

Burnley manager Sean DycheBurnley manager Sean Dyche

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