BURNLEY VS LIVERPOOL MATCH REPORT: A CRUCIAL WIN AT A CRUCIAL TIME

After the goalscoring heroics of Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Becker which saw his team stay on track for a top 4 finish, Jurgen Klopps men faced the tough challenge of Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Clarets got the better of the Reds in the reverse fixture, as Ashley Barnes’ penalty saw them grind to a 1-0 win at Anfield, which saw the start of Liverpool’s abysmal run at home, ultimately ripping their season in half.

Liverpool came into this game knowing only a win will do, and after Leicester’s defeat to Chelsea they knew a win would see them move into the top 4, Burnley came into thug game with nothing to play for, with their place secured in the premier league for another season.

Liverpool came out firing at the start, with an early Mane chance put wide, not after Burnley’s Chris Wood missed a guilt edged chance to put his team in front.

Liverpool took the lead just before half time after Andy Robertson’s venomous low cross was finished off by Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool shortly doubled their lead in the 52nd minute with a header from fans’ favourite Nat Phillips, after Sadio Mane made a dazing run into the box to find the big Englishman in the middle.

Burnley kept pushing and found themselves the better team for the vast majority of the 2nd half, with Josh Brownhill and Dwight McNeil forcing Alisson into action to keep the Reds in front.

After James Tarkowski’s header was cleared off the line by Nat Phillips, Liverpool sealed the three points after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s sweet strike saw his team walk away with all 3 points.

MAN OF THE MATCH

NAT PHILLIPS

Another dominant display by the cult hero of Liverpool as his presence in the team continues to be crucial in his teams hunt for a top 4 finish. His constant aerial presence continues to pay off for him as teams continue to struggle to break down the defender.

He has forced his team into trusting him as a player, as his heading and tackling coming to Liverpool’s rescue at times and his performance was capped off with a beautifully worked header past the Burnley Goalkeeper Will Norris.

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