Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Title-chaser Liverpool comes from behind to sink Burnley

Title-chaser Liverpool comes from behind to sink Burnley

Liverpool came from behind to win on Wednesday night after Jack Cork's opener thanks to goals from James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri.

"I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I'd like to leave Liverpool", he said. Naby Keita coming in to midfield and Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi given a chance to shine. Had Sturridge been able to control the ball he would have had a number of options, but he let the pass slide under his foot and out.

Liverpool's Joe Gomez receives medical attention after sustaining an injury during the match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley December 5, 2018.

Joe Gomez faces a spell on the sidelines after the England defender was carried off early in the 3-1 win at Turf Moor, which cut Manchester City's advantage at the top to two points. He played it back out to the edge of the box where James Milner teed up a shot and drilled past Joe Hart. The first period was short on goalmouth action, or even attacking moves of any promise. Shaqiri then put the seal on the result for Liverpool late on. Phil Bardsley did connect impressively when shooting from 30 yards just before the interval, though despite the roar from the crowd the ball was always travelling wide.

His change paid off immediately as Firmino scored wit his first touch four minutes later, tapping home after Van Dijk, at full stretch, squared Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick.


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Arms folded he stood in front of the Liverpool fans.

Jurgen Klopp's side have now made their best ever start to a league campaign, while, having conceded just six goals in total, they have matched the top-flight English league record at this stage of a season, alongside Man Utd in 1985-86, Arsenal in 1990-91, Chelsea in 2004-05 and Chelsea in 2008-09.

Keita, making his first league start since mid-September, looked their biggest threat in the final third but there were few other players on his wavelength.

The Clarets' advantage lead was short-lived, Divock Origi teeing up Milner for an excellent drive into the bottom-right corner, Klopp swiftly bringing on Salah and Firmino to hunt a victor.

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