Despite the nascent sense of reawakening in the aftermath of last week's performance against Arsenal, this was always going to be a tough match for Liverpool, and Jürgen Klopp knew it. Facing a well-organized Burnley side that has nonetheless struggled away from Turf Moor, but doing so without Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool would have to show a different side to their game.
Things got off to a poor start when an excellent pass from the right set up Ashley Barnes to give the visitors the lead, but Liverpool struck back seconds before half-time through Georginio Wijnaldum, and then took the lead through an Emre Can rocket in the second half. The proceedings remained on a knife edge the rest of the way, but the Reds, who were better in the second half, managed to hang on against a determined Burnley side to seize three precious points at home.
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