“Remarkable character,” “Keita’s best performance” – Liverpool fans react to win at Burnley

5 December 2018

Liverpool produced a courageous second-half comeback to secure another vital victory against Burnley at Turf Moor to stay in touch with Man City at the top of the Premier League table.


Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

Premier League, Turf Moor
December 5, 2018

Goals: Cork 54’; Milner 62’, Firmino 69’, Shaqiri 90+1′


After a slow first half, the second 45 proved more entertaining – but it took goals from James Milner and Roberto Firmino to turn things around after Jack Cork had put the home side ahead.

Milner put a well-placed shot past Joe Hart from the edge of the box, while Firmino finished from close range after a free-kick routine saw Virgil van Dijk guide the ball across for him.

The Reds then put the icing on the cake with a superb counter attack goal finished off by Xherdan Shaqiri in stoppage time.

It means that Liverpool now have the most points after 15 games of a season in the entire history of the club. Remarkable.

 

Fans had mixed feelings about Klopp’s bold team selection, making 7 changes…

“Any lineup containing Moreno instantly fills me with doubt.” – Chris-Anstey on Facebook.

”I trust the manager but that seems like an awful lot of changes.” – Thomas Landstrom on Facebook.

“I really like this lineup. I am looking forward to Keita linking up well with Sturridge, just like preseason. Nice and attacking.
” – nobluff on the forums.

 

But ultimately it paid off with the result…

“Absolutely HUGE result that! Especially given the changes! Chuffed to bits!
” – Nic Rogers on Facebook.

“Brilliant, fabulous win. The hallmark of champions yet again is winning when you start weak, start slow or play beneath your par. We did all 3 and still roared home.” – ptt on the forums.

 

Naby Keita caught the eye for many…

“Keita’s best performance of the season, no doubt.” – —- on Facebook.

“Been calling for Keita to start for a while & that’s why, he made a massive difference
” – Red Ted on the forums.

 

-And Alisson stood out yet again…

“That last save by Alisson was spectacular, that ball was going in top corner. 
” – Neukolln on the forums.

 

Meanwhile, Burnley’s aggressive play angered some…

Burnley were thugs tonight and despite that we were by far the best side.
” – Caradoc on the forums.

 

But another three points keeps Liverpool in touch at the top…

“People can say what they like but this Liverpool side have exactly what it takes to be champions and the best has yet to come!”
Derek Bryan on Facebook.

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