Burnley 1-3 Liverpool – Highlights & Match Report (Video)

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Goals from , and saw Liverpool come from behind to beat on Wednesday night.

Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

‣ 5 Dec 2018
‣ Turf Moor
‣ Premier League

Eyebrows were raised when opted to make seven changes to the side from Sunday’s Merseyside derby as the likes of , and started rare games for the Reds.

, Roberto Firmino and were on the bench, whilst and were left out altogether with knocks.

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The Reds trailed five minutes before the hour mark as Jack Cork put the home side ahead from close range.

However, two goals in seven minutes from James Milner and substitute Roberto Firmino turned the game around as the Reds showed their strong winning mentality.

Xherdan Shaqiri then scored late on from a Liverpool counter-attack after Burnley came close to scoring a leveller from a set-piece.


‣ 1-0: Jack Cork (54′)
‣ 1-1: James Milner (62′)
‣ 1-2: Roberto Firmino (69′)
‣ 1-3: Xherdan Shaqiri (90′)

The victory was marred by the injury to , who was stretchered off after clattering in to the advertising boards. came on to replace the youngster in the first-half.

As expected with so many changes, Liverpool’s attacking rhythm wasn’t quite there in the opening 45 minutes; was perhaps the only player to shine for Klopp’s side.

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The Reds went 1-0 down minutes after the restart as Cork’s finished home from close-range from ’s unfortunate spill.

However, the Reds looked better in the second-half and pushed for a goal themselves, which came in the form of Milner, who curled home after good work from Keita and Origi.

– who was the recipient of a bizarre assist against – then provided another as he squared for Firmino from Alexander-Arnold’s ball in to the box. The Brazilian had the easy task of tapping home from inches out.

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Alisson then started a late counter after making an important save from a Burnley corner, setting Sturridge and Salah free to provide Shaqiri with the Reds’ third goal.

Liverpool: Alisson; Gomez (Alexander-Arnold 23′), Matip, Van Dijk, Moreno (Salah 65′); Henderson, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri; Sturridge, Origi (Firmino 65′).


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