Liverpool vs Burnley team news: Daniel Sturridge replaces Lazar Markovic up front

The match kicks off at 8pm

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Brendan Rodgers has made one change from his Liverpool side that defeated Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday, bringing in Daniel Sturridge for Lazar Markovic.

Burnley are unchanged from the side who lost 1-0 to Swansea City at the weekend.

Ahead of the match, which could see Liverpool leapfrog Manchester United and Southampton to fourth place, Rodgers admitted that he feared he was going to be sacked earlier in the season, with the Reds failing to emulate last season's success. It forced Rodgers to change his formation to 3-4-3 with midfielder Emre Can dropping to defence and Raheem Sterling playing in a more attacking role.

"It wasn't working. We had a huge challenge, probably the biggest I have had as a coach or manager," he said.

"We had no identity and everyone could see it. We just weren’t the team I had built over a couple of years, certainly created the identity with the way we played.

"I knew I had to do something radical because I had seen enough of the players to know we were not going to be able to shape up and work and play as we had done for the previous couple of years with what we had got.

"That's what I am, an innovative coach, and I needed to find a way to make us play better."

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Tonight's teams

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Lallana, Henderson, Allen, Moreno, Sterling, Sturridge, Coutinho.

Subs: Johnson, Toure, Lambert, Balotelli, Williams, Markovic, Ward.

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee, Boyd, Arfield,

Jones, Kightly, Barnes, Ings.

Subs: Duff, Wallace, Vokes, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Gilks, Ward.