Burnley v Liverpool: 5 key battles of crunch Boxing Day clash

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Slovakian centre-back needs to keep close eye on Danny Ings…

If we’re to leave Turf Moor with three points today, we’ll likely have to come out on top in these five individual battles…

Lucas v Dean Marney 

This will be the battle of the midfield enforcers. Marney is experienced, tough and works tirelessly, but he doesn’t read the game anywhere near as well as our Brazilian. If Lucas can match Marney physically, and doesn’t dally on the ball – he could keep Burnley’s 30-year-old from having an influence on the game.

Lucas Leiva Liverpool

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