Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Liverpool fightback at Burnley to maintain unbeaten start

Divock Origi scores the winner against Everton Divock Origi scores the winner against Everton
Kristopher Love | 08 December, 2018, 07:42

Then Alisson brilliantly clawed Mee's header away from the top corner in added time and Liverpool counter-attacked for Shaqiri to score before, at the final whistle, Klopp and Burnley boss Sean Dyche exchanged words.

"There were a lot of situations, challenges".

Klopp's decision to make seven changes from the Merseyside derby victory over Everton nearly backfired until goals from James Milner, substitute Roberto Firmino with his first touch, and Xherdan Shaqiri sealed a comeback win after Jack Cork had given the hosts the lead early in the second-half.

"Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit", he said.

The hosts had the ball in the net as half-time approached, but Ashley Barnes' fine first-time 18-yard volley into the top corner from Robbie Brady's free-kick was correctly ruled offside.

Jurgen Klopp left says he apologised to Everton manager Marco Silva right on Sunday
Jurgen Klopp left says he apologised to Everton manager Marco Silva right on Sunday

"We all want to win football games, and there are different ways of doing it".

"We were a bit unlucky with the first goal, he (Joe Hart)'s off-side, and we don't get a block, but they're a good side and we put in a good performance". "When you think about real challenges, I thought some of the timing of the challenges were superb tonight". That seemed a lot, even allowing for Sadio Mané's foot injury, though the Liverpool manager said it was par for the course for the busiest stage of the season. You get the ball, nice, but it's like bowling. You've got to win the ball, you've got to challenge against these boys.

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

Klopp's big call was in making sweeping changes from the derby win over Everton, giving Sunday's match-winner Divock Origi his first Premier League start since May 2017.

Liverpool started the second-half with greater goal, and Daniel Sturridge forced a good save from Hart with a powerful effort from the edge of the area which was destined for the bottom corner. Keïta found some space on the left, Origi coolly played a ball backwards out of the area and Milner took a brief look up before clipping a low shot from the edge inside Hart's left-hand post.