Liverpool 4- Burnley 2
Liverpool hosted Burnley in Sunday’s early kick-off.
After Man City beat Watford on Saturday, Liverpool needed to pick up a win to reclose the gap at the top of the table to just one point.
Liverpool have not been in the best form of late and had drawn four of their last six league games before Burnley.
Burnley, on the other hand, started the day just two points above the relegation zone.
Trent Alexander-Arnold injured
Liverpool’s day got off to the worst possible start as Ashley Westwood put the Clarets 1-0 up inside six minutes.
The Reds would be quick to respond though. Roberto Firmino equalised in the 19th minute with Sadio Mane putting Jurgen Klopp’s side in the lead 10 minutes later
Roberto Firmino then added his second and Liverpool’s 3rd in the 67th minute.
GOAL Firmino! His second of the match! pic.twitter.com/wHUcbtrLpc
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) 10 March 2019
Burnley had some hope of rescuing a draw with Gudmundsson pulling one back in the 91st minute.
However, Mane ensured Liverpool came away with all three points, scoring his second in the 93rd minute.
Despite the win, Liverpool did suffer one big blow on Sunday.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has only recently returned from injury but the full-back looked to suffer yet another injury late in the Burnley clash.
Liverpool take on Bayern Munich in the coming days in a must-win tie and they could now be without their main right-back.
Worrying for #LFC at end of an important afternoon, with Trent AA clearly unhappy as he limped from the field late in the game. Looks a concern.
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) March 10, 2019