ANFIELD-Liverpool moved one point behind English Premier League leaders Manchester City after rallying from behind to see off Burnley at Anfield.
The Reds were desperate for a return to winning was after City’s win over Watford and manager Jurgen Klopp hand a surprising start to Adam Lallana ahead of Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.
The hosts did not get the start they wanted as Burnley went ahead after just six minutes when Ashley Westwood scored directly from a corner.
Liverpool were eventually level on 19 minutes as Mohamed Salah’s cross deflected into the path Roberto Firmino, who had the easy task of slotting into an empty net.
The turnaround was complete nine minutes later as a poor clearance landed at the feet of Sadio Mane, who sent a fine finish past Tom Heaton from 12-yards out.
The weather conditions certainly took its tool, with the heavy winds holding up the ball on a number of occasions as the Red went into the break 2-1 up.
It was more of the same in the second half, although Burnley started seeing more of the ball after the hour mark as they went in search of an equaliser.
However, Burnley’s hopes of a comeback were shattered in the 67th minute. Salah pounced on Heaton’s poor goal-kick and surged into the box, before the ball landed kindly for Firimo to slot into an empty net.
Sean Dyche opted for a double change with 15 minutes remaining as Johann Gudmundsson and Peter Crouch were introduced, and the two combined pull another goal in the minute of time added on, with the former finishing off at the far post.
However, the Reds sealed the win a minute later as Mane beat the offside trap to round Heaton and fire into an empty net to close the gap on City. Kickoff