This was a far cry from the brilliance of last weekend’s 3-1 triumph over Arsenal, but at the end of the day, three points were all that mattered.
Burnley were the better team in the opening 45 minutes, with the Clarets first to every second ball and Can having a particularly poor game in the middle of the park.
With Ashley Barnes’ goal in the front of the Kop giving the visitors the lead, Wijnaldum pounced from close-range to level the score just seconds before half-time.
Simon Mignolet was one of the few Liverpool players who was relatively faultless, with the goalkeeper making a number of good second-half punches under pressure.
After a very poor first 60 minutes, Can redeemed himself with an excellent 25-yard strike in front the Kop, and celebrated in style.
Seconds later, Ragnar Klavan made a vital block to deny Barnes, making up for what had been a shaky display up against Andre Gray.
After a tense finale, Liverpool saw the game out and recorded arguably their most gritty win since the 2-1 success at Swansea City back in October. Jurgen Klopp saluted the home crowd at the full-time whistle.
Attention now turns to the trip to an in-form Man City side next Sunday, which promises to be an enthralling encounter.