The best photos as Liverpool see off Burnley with 4-2 victory

10 March 2019

Liverpool kept title dreams alive and the pressure on Man City by bouncing back to winning ways with a 4-2 victory over Burnley at Anfield.


The fight for the title is not over!

After a frustrating derby day at Goodison Park, the Reds wanted an immediate return to winning ways to keep title hopes on track.

Jurgen Klopp called for a big atmosphere to help the team through the awkward early kickoff, and the traditional flags were displayed pre-match.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool supporters' banner on the Spion Kop before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was an afternoon of crazy weather at Anfield, with extreme wind and bursts of torrential rain impacting proceedings.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

And things started as badly as the weather, as Ashley Westwood opened the scoring directly from a corner on six minutes.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker is fauled by two Burnley's players Ben Mee and James Tarkowski as the ball goes in for the opening goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It should have been disallowed for a clear foul on Alisson, but thankfully it took only 13 minutes for Liverpool to respond.

Roberto Firmino drew the Reds level as he tapped in from close range, though surprisingly it was not with a trademark no-look finish.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first equalising goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Just 10 minutes later, the comeback was complete.

Sadio Mane curled home a delightful finish into the far corner to put the Reds ahead, as Klopp’s side showed great character to battle back.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Lallana was back in the starting lineup and the midfielder enjoyed a good afternoon on his return, playing a part in both of Liverpool’s first two goals.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Firmino grabbed his brace to seemingly seal victory, finishing a loose ball from close range which saw the Brazilian celebrate in typically crazy fashion…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mate Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

But it was game on again in stoppage time as Johann Berg Gudmundsson pulled one back for 3-2 to make it a nervy final few minutes.

It turned out to be only a few seconds though, as Mane went up the other end and killed the game once and for all with his second, rounding Tom Heaton and slotting home.

Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates scoring their second goal during the Premier League match at Anfield (James Wilson/Sportimage/PA Images)

It was a special moment for the in-form Senegalese as it was his 50th goal for Liverpool—and even better was that it wrapped up a crucial three points.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Roberto Firmino during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The result was everything and Liverpool got it, with Klopp’s side showing they will not relent in their quest to bring the Premier League trophy to Anfield.

The boss was delighted as he celebrated with his players on the pitch after the final whistle.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Roberto Firmino after the 4-2 victory during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The search for title glory will now be put on hold as Liverpool travel to Germany for the decisive Champions League last-16 second leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

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