13 Mar 2017

Liverpool battle to nervy win over Burnley

8:10 am on 13 March 2017

Liverpool kept alive their push for a top-four Premier League finish as Emre Can thundered home a second-half winner to complete a hard earned 2-1 comeback win over Burnley at Anfield.

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Juergen Klopp's side were again out of sorts but earned their first back-to-back league wins this year to keep up the pressure on the league's leading trio.

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While nowhere near their scintillating best, typifying their uneven form of 2017, they displayed character to strike back after going behind to an Ashley Barnes goal after seven minutes.

With the league's worst travellers Burnley dreaming of their first away win of the season, the out-of-sorts Reds were grateful to equalise just before half-time through their first shot on target from Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool looked short of ideas before German international Can produced a blow from seemingly nowhere just after the hour mark, bending his low 25-metre strike into the bottom corner past a despairing Tom Heaton.

The victory gives Liverpool 55 points, putting them a point behind second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City and 11 adrift of leaders Chelsea.

The top three, though, also have a game in hand over the Reds.

- Reuters