Could improved Burnley spring a surprise at Liverpool with improved away performances?

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Burnley's defence looks primed to shut down a speedy Liverpool attack, suggesting a surprise could be on the cards at Anfield.

Sean Dyche manager of Burnley gestures during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2017 in London, England.

Burnley's away form in the Premier League last season was wretched, taking until the end of April to win at Crystal Palace for their first victory on the road.

And so it is no surprise that Sean Dyche's men were beaten by Liverpool at Anfield, even if the visiting Clarets took the lead through Ashley Barnes.

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool and Stephen Ward of Burnley shake hands after the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on March 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

But Burnley are a better side away from home this term, incredibly collecting four points from trips to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur - last year's top two.

When Dyche takes his team to Anfield this weekend, they can be slightly more confident of a result - particularly after their home win against Liverpool last season.

In that game, Jurgen Klopp's Reds dominated from start to finish but were unable to respond to Sam Vokes' early goal, with the now-departed Andre Gray adding a second.

Andre Gray of Burnley celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on August 20, 2016 in Burnley, England.

Liverpool's biggest attacking flaw is their failure to take chances, with Mohamed Salah missing a number of key opportunities this term - notably early on at Manchester City - despite already tallying four goals.

And with Klopp's men dependent on their pace on the counter, too, they could find life tough against a Burnley side who will be happy to soak up pressure.

Philippe Coutinho could be key for the hosts, but if Salah can't make an impact and alongside Sadio Mane's suspension, given Liverpool's defensive frailties Burnley might back themselves to nick a goal at the other end and secure a famous result.

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