“We won and that’s all that matters!” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Burnley

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Liverpool cemented their place in the Premier League‘s top four with a shaky 2-1 victory against Burnley at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool 2-1 Burnley

Premier League, Anfield
March 12, 2017

Goals: Wijnaldum 45+1′, Can 61′; Barnes 7′


Liverpool built upon their impressive 3-1 win against Arsenal by recording their first back-to-back victories in the league since New Year’s Eve.

They did so without key forward Roberto Firmino, who was forced to sit out through injury after missing training during the week.

Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren were also missing but Firmino’s absence made way for Divock Origi in the starting lineup.

It was a terrible start from the Reds though and Ashley Barnes took advantage when he opened the scoring for Burnley in the seventh minute.

Liverpool didn’t improve either, and they produced arguably the worst opening 45 minutes of the season before Georginio Wijnaldum grabbed a late equaliser just seconds before the half-time break.

Emre Can netted the game’s third goal with a powerful strike from the edge of the box on the hour mark, just moments after Ben Woodburn was introduced to the mix.

He replaced Philippe Coutinho as the Reds looked to extend their lead but it was a nervous ending as Liverpool held on to an uninspiring 2-1 victory.

Here are all the best reactions from Liverpool fans on social media throughout the game.

 

Conceding in the seventh minute wasn’t the plan but fans weren’t overly surprised…

“I just wonder what goes through the minds of our players at times like these…”
NorseDweller on the forums.

 

There was heavy criticism for Can and James Milner following a dreadful first-half performance…

Emre Can wants 100k a week for this”
Zag on the forums.

 

But there was praise for Wijnaldum as he stepped up with an important goal on the brink of half-time…

https://twitter.com/JigglyLFC/status/840967631440101376

 

And Can’s goal certainly helped his case as his performance improved…

“WHAT A GOAL BY CAN! That certainly silenced some of you plastics!”
Louis Richardson on Facebook.

 

Liverpool held on to secure a 2-1 victory and there was relief from fans at full-time…

“All that talk about Ugly win, I think all that matters is the 3 points to me. Winners win all kinds of games.”
Jon Seoh on the forums.

“I’ll take those 3 points any game, but what pleased me most was Coutinho coming off for Woodburn. Basically it’s our manager saying clearly to Coutinho it’s wasn’t good enough. And Woodburn was seriously tidy when he came on.”
Josh Gardner on Facebook.

https://twitter.com/Eathen_1892/status/840983634823774216

“Made up we won, but poor team performance, we are the Jekyll & Hyde of the football world, also we’ve had defensive issues for a few seasons now so that’s nothing new!”
Kevthered on the forums.

“Worst 90 minutes ever but we have finally got a job done playing rubbish. Also I have given Can some grief this season but what a goal. ”
Abdul Sobur on Facebook.

“I was the first one banging on about getting Can off, much better from him in the second half. 3 ugly points, but the tables don’t care.”
OURPHIL on the forums.

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