Burnley 0-3 Liverpool – Match Report as Reds sneak into the top 4

Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v Liverpool - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - May 19, 2021 Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason

After the goalscoring heroics of Liverpool ,Goalkeeper, Alisson Becker which helped his team stay on track for a top 4 finish, Jurgen Klopp’s men faced the tough challenge of Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Clarets got the better of the Reds in the reverse fixture as Ashley Barnes’ penalty saw them grind to a 1-0 win at Anfield. This saw the start of Liverpool’s abysmal run at home, ultimately tarnishing their Title hopes.

The visitors came into this game knowing only a win would do. Leicester’s defeat to Chelsea meant a win would see them move into the top 4. Burnley came into this game with nothing to play for, with their place secured in the Premier League for another season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men came out firing from the start with an early Mane chance put wide, not after Burnley’s Chris Wood missed a guilt-edged chance to put his team in front.

Just before halftime, Liverpool doubled their lead after Andy Robertson’s venomous low cross was finished off by Roberto Firmino.

Firmino celebrates the opener infront of the Burnley fans. Credit – Evening Standard

The Reds shortly doubled their lead in the 52nd minute with a header from fans’ favourite Nat Phillips, after Sadio Mane made a dazing run into the box, finding the big Englishman in the middle.

Burnley kept pushing and found themselves the better team for the vast majority of the 2nd half, with Josh Brownhill and Dwight McNeil forcing Alisson into action who kept the Reds in front.

Substitute Oxlade Chamberlain rounds off the scoring. Credit- Liverpool FC via Getty images

After James Tarkowski’s header was cleared off the line by Nat Phillips, Liverpool put the game out of reach as substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s sweet strike on the break saw his team walk away with all 3 points.


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