Burnley 1-3 Liverpool
Premier League, Turf Moor
December 5, 2018
Goals: Cork 54’; Milner 62’, Firmino 69’, Shaqiri 90+1′
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.
Pretty risky #LFC lineup tonight. Good to see Rafa Camacho on the bench, but seven changes and so many big names out could be a big gamble.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) December 5, 2018
Is Klopp really giving us Naby Keïta in a diamond. pic.twitter.com/OQ1ETdOXf8
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) December 5, 2018
“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.
Simply a remarkable show of character from #LFC. It looked like a long way back from 1-0 in these conditions against a physical Burnley side but they just refused to let it go. An opportunity to go top at Bournemouth awaits.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) December 5, 2018
These Reds are getting asked loads of questions in the league this season and, so far, 9/10 they have the answers
— Andy Heaton (@Andrew_Heaton) December 5, 2018
“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.
Naby Keita was excellent tonight for #LFC. Really good display from him. Ahead of a crucial period, it was vital for him to get some game time and impress.
— Matt Addison (@MattAddison97) December 5, 2018
Naby Keita really showed what he’s about. Not easy to do it at Burnley either. Got kicked a few times but was brilliant driving forward and not sure he gave the ball away all night. So unlucky to not get a goal or two.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) December 5, 2018
Keita.. what a player!!!! He will be so important for us
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) December 5, 2018
“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 save, gather and throw by Alisson. Top drawer.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) December 5, 2018
There’s nobody in the Premier League better than Alisson. Nobody.
— Matt (@FalseFMatt) December 5, 2018
Alisson is producing clutch moments nearly every game for us now, what an incredible signing he's been
— GCIIMessi (@GCIIMessi) December 5, 2018
“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 must be the dirtiest team in the league. Constant fouls throughout the match yet go down like a bunch of puffs once they’re touched. #BURLIV
— Sufyaan (@LFC_18_6) December 5, 2018
Burnley are throwing themselves into some ridiculous tackles.
— Jack Handy the Oilers Fan (@dr_w83) December 5, 2018
When is this ref going to react to another attempted leg break by this dirty Burnley side? #BURLIV
— Richard Edwards (@richarde26) December 5, 2018
“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…
Liverpool are now eight points ahead of Chelsea.
Where did that come from?!
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) December 5, 2018
Liverpool’s best start to a season ever, right?
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) December 5, 2018
If we take three points at Bournemouth on Saturday we can either…
-Draw level with City on points and further distance ourselves from Chelsea by 2 points
-Further distance ourselves from Chelsea by 3 points
— Carson (@WC_LFC_Torres) December 5, 2018
What a turnaround. Really poor in the first half but completely changed after Cork's goal.
Alisson, Van Dijk and Keita all brilliant; that's what ~£200m should get you. ?
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) December 5, 2018
Huge result to get three points there after making 7 changes and then going 1-0 down. Team showed loads of courage in the 2nd half, held their nerve so impressively. Klopp was spot on with the subs too.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) December 5, 2018
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