Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has made a desperate plea to the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group, to find a resolution to the problems affecting the Anfield pitch, despite a new playing surface not scheduled to be laid until the summer.

The Northern Irishman complained for the second time this season that the Reds' pitch was affecting their style of play, having originally cited the surface, which has not been replaced for some years, as a "disadvantage".

After the 2-0 win against Burnley, which saw Liverpool remain two points behind fourth place Manchester United in the race for a Champions League place, Rodgers again criticised the pitch and made a desperate plea for the problems to be resolved.

"You can see the excitement we are creating when we go forward and it is not being helped by our pitch, which is not the best," Rodgers said. "We need to do something about the pitch because we need a better pitch if we are going to play the game we are playing.

"We've put ourselves in a very good position, but there's still a lot of work to go. Over the last three months the games have been coming thick and fast, but the players have stood up to that.

"They have achieved the objectives that we wanted to. Now we arrive with 10 league games to go and it's a period of the season that we're going to really look forward to.

"We are playing at a good level, but we will not get carried away with it. I felt we were very, very good in this game. Burnley are a team that keep going to the end and they have gone to some of the big teams and looked fantastic, but we pressed them until the end.

"The team organisation is very good, we are performing well. We have very talented players, wonderful technicians and Jordan's first goal was a wonderful strike. We had chances to be more comfortable by the end. Credit to Burnley for making it difficult to us."

The Anfield turf is scheduled to be dug up at the end of the season but that will come too late to affect Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, with half of their 10 remaining fixtures taking place at their Merseyside home.

Anfield's Main Stand is currently in the middle of a mass redevelopment which will increase the capacity of the ground to 54,000 in time for the start of the 2016-17 season.