Burnley 1 Liverpool 3: Firmino and Shaqiri complete comeback

Klopp delighted with Liverpool comeback at 'aggressive' Burnley

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Jürgen Klopp was thrilled with Liverpool's comeback win away to an "aggressive" Burnley that moved his side back to within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

"The referees have to make sure it doesn't happen".

Jack Cork gave Burnley the lead early in the second half, scuffing the ball into the net in the 54th minute as Liverpool keeper Alisson failed to get it under control from a corner. There was nothing to say: 'Wow, too much.' They were normal challenges. I knew it could be a bit rusty, that's how it is with a lot of changes, but now we are warm, used to it and we adjust a little bit.

Klopp's decision to make seven changes from the Merseyside derby victory over Everton nearly backfired until goals from James Milner, substitute Roberto Firmino with his first touch, and Xherdan Shaqiri sealed a comeback win after Jack Cork had given the hosts the lead early in the second-half. "Just be careful. Sliding six or seven yards to win the ball, these times are over and somebody needs to tell you to stop doing it".

The visitors struggled to break down Burnley and it was the home side who came closest to breaking the deadlock, but a superb volley from Ashley Barnes late in the half was ruled out for offside.

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Liverpool settled towards the end of the first half and ended on the front foot. The second half was a ideal reaction and I am really, really happy about the three points. You've got to put a marker on the game - not only with good tackles, but also with good play.

Here's how we rated the Liverpool players. We mixed it. Not effective enough, don't get me wrong. The shape was really good tonight, the energy and endeavour.

Liverpool's German head coach utilised his squad to make seven changes from the side that clinched a dramatic stoppage-time Merseyside derby victory over Everton.

At his post-match press conference, the manager explained the subtle changes during the interval which allowed Liverpool to be more expansive en route to their 12th win in 15 league matches.

"We controlled the game in a lot of moments, but in the moments where we allowed Burnley to make proper tackles, it didn't look that cool".

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