Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
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How to Watch Burnley vs. Liverpool

How to Watch Burnley vs. Liverpool

Liverpool enters the contest in second place in the Premier League standings, and can cut Manchester City's lead to two points with a win.

And Jurgen Klopp believes Gomez has suffered an ankle injury which could keep him out of action for a significant period of time.

Jurgen Klopp then sent for substitutes Mohamed Salah and Firmino and it changed the game, with the latter scoring the victor less than three minutes after his introduction, staying onside to finish a set-piece struggling Burnley defended badly.

Jack Cork gave Burnley the lead at Turf Moor in the 54th minute.

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

Seven changes seemed a surprise from the Liverpool boss, however the vast majority of Premier League teams did make rotation the mid-week keyword.

Klopp, whose side are two points behind leaders Manchester City, added: "We won the game but the challenges from the beginning, the sliding tackling on that wet ground, I really think the referee should have said something earlier".

Klopp's response was to ask Mohamed Salah and Firmino to warm up, but before they could be introduced Liverpool were level.

"They did win the game in the end but I do not know how?"

Burnley never really looked like getting back into the game but they tried hard, a little too hard, and in injury time Alisson quickly released the ball and within seconds Salah had played it across to Shaqiri, in space, who had a simple finish. You try something, and you need someone to say: 'Be careful'.

"There were a lot of situations, challenges".

But he says Liverpool must beat Bournemouth to pile the pressure on them should they slip up on Saturday evening. But with six or seven yards and then (slide) these times are over.

"We all want to win football games, and there are different ways of doing it". Alexander-Arnold was positive and bright when he came on to replace the injured Joe Gomez, and van Dijk's superb assist for Firmino's goal capped a fine performance from the Dutchman.

The victory at Burnley means Klopp's side have now made the best start to a top-flight season in Liverpool's 126-year history.

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