Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho has been one of the best players for the Reds during the seasonReuters

Liverpool's fortune have turned around drastically after they started their campaign in the worst possible manner. There was a time when Brendan Rodgers' position as the Reds' manager was under serious threat.

But that seems to have become past, as they have become one of the best teams in the competition so far. Their last victory against Manchester City was testimonial to their improvement over the course of the season.

Liverpool have remained unbeaten in their last 11 EPL games and have been even more impressive in their last six fixtures, where they have collected 16 out of the possible 18 points.

Hence, the Reds would be a confident side as they host Burnley at Anfield, which is once again gradually becoming their fortress.

One must give credit to Brendan Rodgers for the way he has turned it around for Reds, as he brought about a change in formation and personnel, playing three defenders at the back and wingers on either side.

Burnley would be aware of the tough atmosphere that would be at Anfield, which could make their night a difficult one, especially if they concede one early on.

Burnley would want to take confidence from their performance against top sides such as Chelsea and Manchester City.

"Of course it's a tough one and they're a top side," Burnley's striker, Sam Vokes told club's official website. "But we've nothing to fear and we've shown what we're about all season.

"We've gone to Man City, Newcastle and Chelsea and picked up points, so we need to take confidence from those sort of results and take it into that game."

But, Burnley's form of late is something to worry about. They have lost four out of their last six games and drawn the other two. As a result of which the club is struggling in the relegation zone with 22 points from 27 games.

Liverpool have been impressive even without their skipper, Steven Gerrard, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and might not feature in today's game as well. Other players such as Sakho, Glen Johnson and Lucas Leiva are still doubtful for the game.

These injury concerns should not be a problem considering the way they put up against Manchester City on Sunday. It was one of their best games of the season.

As for Burnley, Dean Marney, Matt Taylor and Kevin Long still might not feature in this important clash.

Liverpool are favourites for the match and a victory against Burnley would help them increase their confidence as they prepare for a final four finish in the domestic competition.

Where to Watch Live

The game is set to begin at 7am ET (5:30pm IST, 12pm GMT) with live coverage in India on Star Sports HD2.

Viewers in India can also catch the match via live streaming online on

Viewers in the US can catch the action live in the US on NBC Sports, while the game can also be live-streamed online on NBC Sports Extra

Football fans in UAE can watch it live on beIN Sports Arabia 8 HD, while people in Brazil can watch Coutinho's magic for Liverpool on ESPN Brasil.