Liverpool continue to win games in the Premier League, after they came from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 away at Turf Moor to go within two points of Manchester City.
Jack Cork gave the home side a lead in controversial circumstances as it seemed like Alisson Becker had control over the ball, before it was taken away from illegally. But the goal stood and there was some pressure on the Reds to strike back.
They did exactly that when James Milner hit a shot which went through the legs of the Clarets’ goalscorer into the bottom corner to equaliser proceedings. Then, a Trent Alexander-Arnold set-piece was brilliantly kept alive by Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino had a tap in to turn this game around for the away side.
In the dying embers of this match, Alisson made a fine save from Ben Mee’s header. The Brazilian then had the presence of mind to start a counter-attack through Daniel Sturridge. The latter just flicked the ball in space for Mohamed Salah, who picked out Xherdan Shaqiri to kill the game off.
Here’s how we rated the Liverpool players.
He was controversially beaten, however, the Brazilian made a fantastic save late on and started the counter-attack which led to the third goal. A certain two-pointer there!
Joe Gomez (N/A)
Very unfortunate to get an injury very early into the game. He was stretchered off.
Joel Matip (6)
He was a bit circumspect in the first half. Improved after the break.
Virgil van Dijk (8)
A terrific assist for Firmino and he was man mountain at the back. Some of his cross-field passing was top drawer.
Alberto Moreno (5)
Got his opportunity with Andy Robertson out. Fair to say the Spaniard fluffed his chance. Subbed off after the hour mark.
Jordan Henderson (6)
Another player who was a bit tacky in the first half but came good after the break.
Naby Keita (8)
The Guinean showed why Liverpool paid the big bucks for him. The creativity, vision, guile on the ball was top quality.
James Milner (8)
Scored the equaliser and was energetic in midfield. Looked at home when switched to left-back.
Divock Origi (5)
Starting his first Liverpool game after long while and it showed. The Belgian was rusty, but he assisted the Milner goal.
Daniel Sturridge (7)
He was much better in the second half with some neat touches. His pass to Salah for the third goal was a thing of beauty.
Xherdan Shaqiri (7)
Scored the match-clinching goal and showed some great touch in tight areas.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (7)
Some of his crossing in the second half was excellent. The youngster looked comfortable defensively as well.
Roberto Firmino (7)
Scored from his first touch and added quality to the Liverpool attack.
Mohamed Salah (7)
Came on after the hour mark and showed the quality he possesses. Assisted the third goal for Shaqiri with a lovely dink pass.
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