The best of the photos from Burnley 1-2 Liverpool

1 January 2018

Liverpool picked up arguably their most important victory of the season, beating Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor with almost the last kick of the game.


The Reds took on the Clarets just 48 hours after surpassing Leicester City at Anfield, and seven changes by Jurgen Klopp saw a weakened team take to the field.

Dominic Solanke started up front in place of Roberto Firmino, but the search for a first-ever Premier League goal goes on, after a disappointing afternoon for the youngster.

After a dire first half, in which both sides looked leggy and quality was at a premium, Sadio Mane thumped Liverpool into a 1-0 lead.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Trent Alexander-Arnold, starting at right-back on the day, certainly enjoyed it.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane (obscured) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold (right) and Liverpool's Adam Lallana (left) during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 1, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s late header looked to have earned Burnley a win and ruined our evenings, but there was still drama to come.

Ragnar Klavan latched onto Dejan Lovren‘s header to nick a 94th-minute winner for the Reds, and the players celebrated in style.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan scores the winning second goal with a header during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan celebrates scoring the winning second goal with a header with team-mate Dominic Solanke and Dejan Lovren during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan celebrates scoring the winning second goal with a header with team-mates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominic Solanke, Dejan Lovren and Emre Can during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan celebrates scoring the winning second goal with a header with team-mates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominic Solanke, Dejan Lovren and Emre Can during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan [hidden] celebrates scoring the winning second goal with a header with team-mates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominic Solanke, Dejan Lovren and Emre Can during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates including Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (second left) during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

The final whistle went and Simon Mignolet, Klavan and Klopp all cut very happy figures.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet celebrates his side's 2-1 victory over Burnley during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's match-winner Ragnar Klavan celebrates his side's late 2-1 victory over Burnley during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates his side's late 2-1 victory over Burnley during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a win that consolidates Liverpool’s place in the top four, and they are now seven and six points ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham, albeit having played one and two games more respectively.

Next up for the Reds is the eagerly anticipated FA Cup third round clash with Everton on Friday night, as Klopp’s men look to improve upon last month’s 1-1 draw with their local rivals.

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