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News Article  | English Premier League

Late Klavan Winner Sees Liverpool Down Burnley

English Premier League Report: Burnley v Liverpool 01 January 2018

By SL International - Jan 01, 2018 06:55 PM
English Premier League
 
Result: Burnley 1-2 Liverpool
 
Date: 1 January 2018
 
Venue: Turf Moor
 
A second-string Liverpool side moved level on points with third-placed Manchester United as they beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor in their first Premier League game of the new year.
 
The headline news ahead of the clash was the omission of Philippe Coutinho from the Liverpool 18, reportedly due to a thigh injury.
 
The Reds dominated the early possession, but neither side’s defence was significantly troubled early on.
 
16 minutes in, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cut inside from the left and let rip from long range, but Nick Pope comfortably parried his shot away from danger.
 
That was as close as either side went until the 38th minute, when Scott Arfield fired narrowly wide of Simon Mignolet’s right post from just outside the box.
 
It took until the hour mark before the deadlock was broken. However, the goal from Sadio Mané was worth the wait. After a deflected Trent Alexander-Arnold cross fell into his path, he swivelled just inside the box and rifled the ball into the net with his weaker left foot.
 
Alexander-Arnold would have had a goal of his own in the 74th minute but for a fantastic diving save from Pope to keep out his long-range piledriver.
 
Seven minutes later, Ashley Barnes flashed a volley across the face of goal and wide of the far post as Burnley pushed for an equaliser.
 
Liverpool continued to threaten at the other end and Pope made an alert reaction save at the near post to deny Oxlade-Chamberlain.
 
However, Burnley persisted in their offensive efforts and Simon Mignolet was only able to parry a Sam Vokes header in the 85th minute.
 
The hosts were rewarded at last with three minutes plus stoppage time to go. Sam Vokes headed a cross into the path of Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson, who in turn headed home the equaliser unchallenged at the far post.
 
However, there was to be another twist. In the 94th minute, Dejan Lovren got on the end of a ball into the area from a free-kick and headed it across to Ragnar Klavan, who slotted in a vital winner for the Reds.


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