Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wary of Clarets threat

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised his side’s upturn in form but warned his men that they must respect Burnley ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash.

The Reds have turned their form around since the start of the year to push themselves up to fifth in the Premier League table.

Impressive victories over West Ham United , Tottenham, Southampton and Manchester City have propelled Rodgers’ side up the table after a slow start to the campaign.

Liverpool are now the form side in the top division and they sit just three points behind Arsenal who are currently third.

They have the chance to put even more pressure on their rivals if they beat Burnley on Wednesday but Rodgers insists the opposition will provide a stern test.

The Clarets are currently third bottom in the Premier League but the Northern Irishman is still expecting a tough examination from a side scrapping for their survival.

He said: “It’s tight. Getting into the top four has always been our objective. We want to keep chasing right to the end.

“Every game is super competitive and every team has got quality. We are going into every game respecting the opponent but believing we can win.

“We know they are a good side, we had a very close result over Christmas. Sean (Dyche) is very talented. They have gone away from home in big games and got good results.

Rodgers’ side are 1.36 to pick up all three points, with the draw 4.73, while Burnley are available at odds of 8.11 with Dafabet.

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