Burnley 1 – 3 Liverpool – Substitute Roberto Firmino scored with his first touch as Liverpool came from behind to beat struggling Burnley and move two points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table.
Jack Cork gave the hosts a surprise lead after Alisson could not gather the ball following a corner but Jurgen Klopp’s side hit back with three goals.
James Milner equalised with a superb low finish from distance and Firmino, one of seven players left out from the side that started against Everton on Sunday, tapped home from Virgil van Dyke’s cutback.
Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the points on the counter attack moments after Alisson had produced a superb save to deny Ben Mee.
Burnley 1 – 3 Liverpool | English Premier League – Match Highlights
54′ 1 – 0 Jack Cork scores and Burnley take the lead! Burnley lead! Is that another goalkeeping howler? Allison can’t gather the ball, twice grasping as it bobbles around from a Burnley corner. Eventually, Jack Cork pokes it in. In fairness to Allison, Chris Wood may have been offside when he was trying to poke it in. Either way, much-changed Liverpool are behind.
62′ 1 – 1 James Milner levels for Reds. Level. It’s a daisy-cutter from James Milner to get the Reds back on track. Burnley are deep, but Divock Origi holds it up to feed Milner, who steers the ball into bottom corner.
69′ 1 – 2 Roberto Firmino first touch gives Liverpool lead! His first touch! Liverpool have come from behind and lead through substitute Roberto Firmino. From a free-kick, Virgil van Dijk steers the ball across goal and Firmino taps in from inside the six-yard box. Firmino and Mo Salah can probably return to the bench now.
90+1′ 1 – 3 Xherdan Shaqiri scores! Game over, but could have so easily been 2-2. At one end, Alisson flies to stop a header from a corner. The counter sees Mo Salah free down the right, with the Egyptian poking towards Xherdan Shaqiri, who puts the game to bed. Liverpool’s rotation gamble eventually pays off.\