Liverpool 2 Burnely 1 Match Report

By Josh Wee

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Emre Can was the saviour for Liverpool in this thrilling Premier League game.

He struck the winner allowing Liverpool to keep their Champions League dreams alive.

Liverpool fought valiantly from a goal down to one goal up. Jurgen Klopp's men came from behind to beat Burnley and gain some important ground on the top 3 now being just 1 point behind Man City and Spurs.

Liverpool did not have it all as in the first half, Burnley’s Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the visitors as they eyed one of their very few away victories.

Winning this match would mean that Burnley would have had their first seasonal double over Liverpool since 1930.

Georginio Wijnaldum struck late in the first half to level the score going into the break. Klopp’s men only tasted Premier League victory in their 6th game this year. However, they have now won 3 of their last 4 games. 7 minutes into the first half it looked like Liverpool’s woes against middling opposition had returned as Burnley looked like they had won the match after a few shots on goal.

However, on the stroke of half time Liverpool managed to score as Divock Origi drifted wide and cut back inside to deliver a cross into Wijnaldum whose flick was eventually blocked but then scored as he pounced on the ball. Origi was again the provider as he squared it into Can who drilled it into the back of the net from 25 yards away.

Liverpool were close to adding a third as Ben Woodburn crossed it into the box. A fine Tom Heaton save kept Liverpool from adding to their score as Sadio Mane took a shot that was blocked by the shot stopper.

Liverpool have now won 16 games which equals the amount of games they won in their 2015/2016 season in which they came eighth. Since Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge, Liverpool have scored more Premier League goals than any other team. Will Liverpool remain in the top four? Or will they falter like in previous seasons?





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