Fabinho scored the only goal to make it six wins on the trot as Liverpool produced one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. They failed to break down the Burnley defense on a number of occasions despite having Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane back from AFCON. Burnley had a number of chances as well but failed to make the most of their chances.
Burnley: Pope (7), Roberts (7), Tarkowski (6), Mee (7), Pieters (7), Lennon (7), Brownhill (8), Westwood (7), Cornet (6), Rodriguez (6), Weghorst (6).
Subs McNeil (6), Barnes (6).
Liverpool: Alisson (7), Alexander-Arnold (7), Matip (7), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (7), Fabinho (8), Henderson (7), Keita (7), Salah (6), Firmino (6), Mane (7).
Subs: Thiago (6), Jota (6), Milner (n/a).
Man of the match: Fabinho.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “It was a perfect afternoon. Rainy, windy. Men’s football. Everything here was set up for a banana skin. Each ball in the air is so tricky to defend. The wind comes from all directions. We played the circumstances rather than suffer from it so I am really happy with that. They had their moments, that is clear. But we dealt with it well. What I liked most about it is how hard we worked for it.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “It was a good performance against a good Liverpool side. We took the game on and in the first half, we created some amazing chances against quality opposition with some good play. It is a head-scratcher today because I thought we deserved more than we got from the game. That is the story of our season. We have created some really good chances and not taken them.”
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