Liverpool 2-1 Burnley: Match Report

Burnley fell to another defeat on the road at Anfield, but the score line probably doesn’t tell the story of the game.

The Clarets served up their 3,000 traveling fans with a great performance and you get the sense that the elusive away win is edging ever nearer.

Burnley were deemed to have no chance of winning at Anfield, but the game was turned on its head after seven minutes. Matt Lowton’s inch perfect cross was met by Ashley Barnes, who converted at the back post, sending the Burnley fans into delirium.

The first 45 minutes went off without incident, other than an Ashley Barnes effort which drifted wide of the post and a bit of Liverpool huff and puff.

In added time of the first half, Liverpool swung the game back in their favour when a Divock Origi cross fell fortunately at the feet on Giorginio Wijnaldum, who converted from six yards.

George Boyd should really have done more to stop the cross coming in. He made a tired attempt to quell Origi’s threat from the left wing, which ultimately led to the equalising goal.

That goal really was a killer for the Clarets and they struggled to get any momentum after the break.

Liverpool on the other hand, were galvanised by the goal and they came out and attacked Burnley and their attempts paid dividends on 61 minutes.

Emre Can set his sights from 25 yards and his low right footed pile driver flew into the bottom right corner and the Kop erupted.

Burnley nearly hit back soon after when Ben Mee knocked a header back across goal, but a heroic block from Rangar Klavan denied Ashley Barnes.

Sadio Mane had the chance to finish the game in stoppage time, but Tom Heaton was equal to his effort from 18 yards.

The final chance of the game fell to the Clarets. Liverpool failed to clear their lines and when Burnley kept the ball alive, it fell to Lowton, but he blazed his shot over, and with that went any hopes of a point.

Burnley’s wait for an away win goes on, but we travel to Sunderland on Saturday, which is definitely a good chance to claim our first win on the road.

It was a good performance again today, but we need to start turning them into points, or else performing well is almost meaningless.

A mention today goes to Daniel Agyei. The 19-year-old striker made his Premier League bow and that is sure to be just the first of many for the Clarets. Well Done to Dan!


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