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Premier League
1 January 2018
Game week
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Turf Moor (Burnley)


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61' S. Mané (G)
J. Guðmunds­son (G) 87' (assist by: S. Vokes)
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90' +4 R. Klavan (G) (assist by: D. Lovren)


Minute   Description
What drama at Turf Moor, where Burnley looked as if they were going to leave with a well-deserved point but have suffered a bitterly disappointing defeat due to a last-minute winner for Liverpool. The Reds led for almost half an hour before Gudmundsson got the hosts back into the game late on, but the Clarets weren't quite able to hold onto the draw, despite their best efforts.
90'+6 Liverpool have made their third and final substitution as they try to hold on to their slim lead, with Oxlade-Chamberlain making way for Joel Matip.
90'+4 Lovren did really well to latch onto Oxlade-Chamberlain's free-kick before teeing up Klavan with a clever header across the face of goal. Bardsley went close to clearing the danger but Klavan was just too quick for the Burnley full-back.
GOAL! Liverpool are back in front in the last minute! Defour is penalised for a poor challenge, and Liverpool are awarded a free-kick midway inside the Burnley half of the pitch. It's fired into the box and towards Lovren, who nods the ball down to Klavan at the far post and sets up the Estonian to bag what should be the winner for his side. What drama!
90'+2 An attempted Liverpool attacking move fails to come to anything, allowing Burnley to quick break down the left wing. A thumping pass is fired down the flank and into the path of Barnes, who tries to skip in front of Lovren but can't quite get the better of the centre-back in a promising position.
90' The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
89' Liverpool looked as if they were on course to pick up their fourth win in five games, and they're now desperately piling bodies forward as they try to find a way back in front late on. Both sides are pushing hard as we near the 90-minute mark.
87' Vokes has certainly made a positive impact after coming off the substitutes' bench, and once again he made a real nuisance of himself inside the Liverpool box. The visitors have struggled to deal with his height and power, and they were made to pay for their inability to keep him quiet then.
GOAL! Burnley have equalised late on! Taylor breaks down the left wing and lifts a lovely cross into the heart of the Liverpool penalty area and right onto the head of Vokes. The striker doesn't go for goal and instead nods the ball down to Gudmundsson, who is left all alone over at the far post and easily beats Mignolet with a diving header.
86' Meanwhile, Burnley have thrown on another forward, with Nahki Wells coming on to take the place of Arfield.
Liverpool have made a late substitution, with Lallana making way for James Milner.
85' Chance for Vokes! The striker makes a clever run into the Liverpool penalty area and does well to latch onto a looping cross, but he can't quite guide his downward header past Mignolet and loses out to the Belgian's right hand.
84' Another determined Burnley attacking move fails to result in an equaliser, allowing Liverpool to counter-attack quickly. Wijnaldum can't quite get a shot away from inside the box after linking up well with Can, but Oxlade-Chamberlain latches onto the ball and forces Pope into making a great save with his wrist at the near post.
82' Burnley come back once again as they continue putting pressure on their visitors, and Arfield does well to win his side a corner over on the left wing. It's fired into the middle of the box and picks out Barnes, who sends a glancing header over to the far post and towards the outstretched leg of Bardsley. The full-back can't quite latch onto the ball, however, and loses out.
80' Barnes goes close to equalising! Alexander-Arnold is penalised for a tug on Gudmundsson, resulting in a free-kick for Burnley on the halfway line. It's fired up towards the edge of the penalty area and finds Mee, who nods the ball down to Vokes. The striker spins and picks out Barnes, who quickly shoots but sends his first-time effort just a yard or so wide of the far post.
78' It's all Burnley at the moment as they keep trying to find a equaliser. They're unable to make their way through the Liverpool back line, however, as the visitors have plenty of bodies back and are doing well to limit their opponents chances on goal as we near the final 10 minutes of the game.
76' Mignolet is caught out by a lofted pass forward and is forced into firing the ball out for a Burnley throw-in in a dangerous position. The home side are then able to win themselves a corner, but Mee is unable to trouble the Liverpool goalkeeper after latching onto the cross in front of goal.
74' What a strike by Alexander-Arnold! The full-back picks up possession in a pocket of space and takes a quick touch before unleashing a rocket of a shot from 30 yards out. It looks set to find the top right-hand corner of the net, but Pope is there to parry the ball behind with a great diving save.
73' Liverpool win themselves a corner over on the right flank, but it fails to result in a chance on goal and is poked behind for another. This time Oxlade-Chamberlain is able to pick out Lovren with his cross, and the centre-back spins and sets up Alexander-Arnold to whip in a really good cross that Bardsley does well to deal with at the far post.
72' Meanwhile, Liverpool have finally brought on Firmino, who takes the place of Mane.
71' Burnley have decided to make a substitution, and, understandably, it's an attacking one, with Sam Vokes coming on to replace Hendrick.
70' Mane and Oxlade-Chamberlain make a nuisance of themselves on the edge of the Burnley box as they try to carve out a chance on goal, but Alexander-Arnold isn't able to get the better of Bardsley out wide after receiving the ball and loses out to the Scotland international.
68' It looks as if Roberto Firmino is going to come on for Liverpool as they try to double their lead against a Burnley side that are struggling to cause too many problems for the visitors' back line. They've looked slightly brighter since going behind, but their opponents are still comfortably in control of the game.
66' Alexander-Arnold causes problems for Burnley over on the right flank once again before firing a deflected cross behind for a corner. It's whipped towards the near post and picks out Wijnaldum, who pulls off an audacious flicked strike that loops safely over the top of the crossbar.
65' Sloppy play from Liverpool inside their own half of the pitch allows Arfield to dart into the left-hand side of the Reds' penalty area before taking on Lovren, but it's the centre-back who comes out on top as he smartly shepherds the ball back to Mignolet.
63' Burnley quickly burst forward from the restart as they desperately try to find a way back into the game. They string together a decent series of passes down the left wing before Defour cuts onto his right foot and shoots, but his low, 20-yard strike is well saved by Mignolet at the near post.
61' GOAL! What a strike by Mane! Alexander-Arnold breaks down the right wing and fires in a bouncing cross that should be easily dealt with by the Burnley defenders. It isn't and bounces over to Mane, who spins and unleashes a thumping shot that flies past Pope and into the roof of the net. That was placed to perfection!
59' Burnley are seeing most of the ball at the moment, but they're struggling to do much with it as they find it difficult to string together a decent series of passes. Pope is the latest player to blast a pass forward in the hope of picking out a team-mate, but he's unable to do so and it bounces straight into the hands of Mignolet.
57' Barnes is dragged back by Lovren just inside the Liverpool half of the pitch, and Burnley are awarded a free-kick that looks set to be thumped into the visitors' box. It's Mee who blasts it forward, and he sets up Bardsley to eventually fire in a cross that Solanke does well to clear on the edge of the penalty area.
55' A Liverpool corner fails to result in a chance on goal for the visitors, and Burnley quickly hit their opponents on a counter-attack down the right wing. It's Bardsley who whips a cross over to the far post after good play by Gudmundsson, but it's comfortably dealt with by the Liverpool back line.
53' The set-piece is sent short before a curling cross is whipped into the heart of the penalty area. Wijnaldum rises high and does well to latch onto the ball, but he can't quite hit the target with his looping effort and sends it high over the crossbar.
52' Space opens up for Can on the break, and the German quickly breaks forward on a determined charging run. He then tees up Lallana on the edge of the Burnley box, but the attacking midfielder can't guide his strike past Mee and has to settle for a corner after his effort deflects off the centre-back.
50' Slightly sloppy play from Oxlade-Chamberlain inside his own half of the pitch almost causes problems for Gomez deep down the left flank. The full-back is quickly put under pressure by Cork as he tries to deal with the danger, but he's easily able to spin round the midfielder before blasting the ball away.
48' Gudmundsson takes on and beats Gomez as he darts down the right wing and into a pocket of space. He then chips a dangerous cross into the penalty area and towards Barnes, who rises high but is beaten in the air by Lovren on the edge of the six-yard box.
46' We're underway once again!
The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
It's been a frustrating game so far for Liverpool, who have comfortably dominated possession but are struggling to do much with it. The absence of Coutinho, Firmino and, in particular, Salah seems to have hurt them badly, as they're lacking penetration inside the final third of the pitch. Burnley have sat back and easily soaked up the minimal amount of pressure being put on them, and at the break they're arguably the side that currently find themselves on top thanks to a few decent chances on goal.
45'+1 A lofted pass is fired up towards the Burnley penalty area and into the path of Mane, who goes down under a tackle from Mee and appeals for a free-kick but is instead penalised for being a yard or so offside. That should be that for the first half.
45' The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
44' Almost a chance for Burnley! A thumping free-kick is blasted up towards the Liverpool box by Pope and right into the feet of Cork. The midfielder spins and picks out Taylor, whose fizzed pass across the face of goal is a great one but ends up being poked just wide of the far post by the outstretched leg of Klavan.
42' A misplaced pass from Hendrick can only find a white shirt, and Liverpool quickly hit Burnley on a counter-attack. Lallana and Solanke link up nicely before the latter spins and finds Oxlade-Chamberlain, who shoots but can't guide his first-time strike past Bardsley from just inside the penalty area.
40' Can accidentally handles the ball over on the left flank, and Burnley are presented with another opportunity to blast a cross into the Liverpool box. They're unable to do so, though, as the ball in is a poor one and sails out for a throw-in on the opposite wing.
38' What a chance for Arfield! Cork bursts down the left wing after linking up well with Barnes, but he's bundled over from behind by Alexander-Arnold and has to settle for a free-kick. It's initially dealt with by the visitors before Arfield unleashes a low shot from just outside of the box, and it's one that rolls just inches wide of the far post after beating Mignolet.
37' Vital interception by Mee! Solanke looks set to take on Pope from close range after a pinpoint pass from Oxlade-Chamberlain penetrates the penalty area, but Mee is just about able to get a toe on the ball ahead of the striker before Bardsley stops Mane from unleashing a follow-up shot.
35' Barnes goes close! Liverpool aren't able to fully clear the danger after dealing with the free-kick, allowing Burnley to push forward once again. Gudmundsson cuts inside from the left wing and curls a beautiful cross into the heart of the penalty area, where Barnes is all alone but can't quite latch onto the ball with his diving header.
34' Dejan Lovren is penalised for climbing all over Barnes, and Burnley are awarded a free-kick in a promising position 30 yards away from goal. Gudmundsson steps up and shoots, but his thumping strike ends up flying straight into the wall of white shirts camped in front of him.
33' Oxlade-Chamberlain is the latest Liverpool player to penetrate the Burnley penalty area after Liverpool are able to push forward on a decent attacking move, but his curling cross over to the far post is overhit and sails straight into the hands of Pope.
32' Mane, who has struggled to get into the game so far, is able to drive forward after the Burnley defenders back off him slightly too much. He's then able to get a shot away from 25 yards out, but his low effort is a poor one and rolls comfortably wide of the far post.
31' Liverpool win themselves a free-kick just inside the Burnley half of the pitch, and it's one they take quickly as they try to catch out the home side. It's worked over to Georginio Wijnaldum and sets up the Dutchman to shoot from distance, but his strike is woefully hit and sails high and wide of the goal.
29' Liverpool have dominated possession so far, but they're struggling to do much with it. Burnley look very comfortable as they sit back and keep their opponents at bay. The Reds have been forced into shooting from distance as they desperately try to force Pope into making a save.
27' Chance for Arfield! Space opens up for the midfielder just outside of the Liverpool penalty area, allowing him to get a shot away that's deflected over to the left wing. A lovely cross is then sent into the box and right onto the head of the Canada international, and he forces Mignolet into making a good save at the near post with his glancing effort.
25' Burnley are able to enjoy a lengthy period of possession after sitting back for most of the opening 25 minutes. Cork receives the ball in space in the middle of the pitch and quickly tries to pick out Bardsley deep down the right flank, but his lofted pass is slightly underhit and fails to find the advancing full-back.
23' Solanke does well to get the better of Tarkowski as he spins round the centre-back just outside of the home side's penalty area. He then sets up Lallana in a promising position, but Tarkowski recovers well and is there to poke the ball away from the Liverpool man before he can shoot.
21' Lallana makes a quick run into the Burnley box as he tries to latch onto a chipped pass forward from Oxlade-Chamberlain. He's unable to get onto the end of it, however, as Mee is there to out-muscle the attacking midfielder and shepherd the ball behind for a goal-kick.
19' Fantastic interception by Lallana! After successfully dealing with the corner, Burnley try to hit their opponents on a blisteringly quick counter-attack. Johann Berg Gudmundsson looks set to go one-on-one with Mignolet at the end of a great attacking move, but Lallana is there to dispossess the Icelander with a brilliant sliding tackle. As the last man, he really needed to time that to perfection!
18' A cross-cum-shot from Lallana fails to trouble Pope, but it deflects off the leg of Mee and behind for a Liverpool corner. It's Oxlade-Chamberlain who tries to pick out Emre Can with his curling cross, but the German isn't able to get the better of Charlie Taylor in front of goal.
16' A bit of space opens up in the middle of the pitch, allowing Lallana to sprint forward before working the ball up to Oxlade-Chamberlain just outside of the Burnley box. The midfielder controls the pass quickly before cutting onto his right foot and shooting, but his low strike is well saved by Pope before Tarkowski blasts the ball out for a throw-in.
14' Liverpool patiently knock the ball around inside the Burnley half of the pitch as they try to find a way through the sea of claret and blue shirts camped in front of them. They're unable to do so, though, and resolute defending from the hosts forces them into playing the ball all the way back to Mignolet.
12' Ben Mee is the latest Burnley player to be caught in possession, and it's Sadio Mane who takes advantage of a mistake from the defender. The Senegal international quickly chips a cross towards Solanke, who tries to get the better of Phil Bardsley on the byline but ends up fouling the full-back from behind as they battle for the ball.
10' A slight mix-up between Jack Cork and Defour causes problems for the home side, allowing Solanke to pick up possession and push forward. The striker charges towards the box before threading a through-ball into the path of Mane, who can't quite reach the pass ahead of Tarkowski and Nick Pope.
9' Good chance for Ashley Barnes! Alexander-Arnold gives the ball away cheaply deep inside the Liverpool half of the pitch, allowing Burnley to hit their opponents on a quick counter-attack. Jeff Hendrick and Barnes link up nicely before the striker gets a shot away from inside the penalty area, but it's slightly overhit and fails to trouble Simon Mignolet.
7' Oxlade-Chamberlain takes on Steven Defour deep down the left wing as he tries to carve out a pocket of space for himself. He's able to do so near to the byline, but his cross into the box is a poor one and sails into the side-netting.
5' A poor pass from Scott Arfield rolls out of play over on the right flank, allowing Liverpool to break forward once again. They're unable to do much with the ball, however, as sloppy play by Sadio Mane causes problems for Trent Alexander-Arnold and forces the defender into playing a pass all the way back to Ragnar Klavan.
3' Lallana charges down the right wing as Liverpool push forward on another early attacking move. He then swings a dangerous cross into the penalty area and towards Solanke, who tries to get the better of Tarkowski in front of goal but loses out to the centre-back.
2' It's Liverpool who push forward on the first attack of the game after Dominic Solanke is caught by a late challenge from James Tarkowski. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross into the box isn't totally dealt with by the Burnley defence and bounces out to Lallana, who quickly shoots but sends his effort well wide of the goal.
1' We're off! Burnley get us underway, attacking from left to right.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made seven alterations to the team that featured in their last outing, with Loris Karius, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson, Philippe Coutinho, James Milner, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all making way for Simon Mignolet, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ragnar Klavan, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Georginio Wijnaldum, Dominic Solanke and Adam Lallana, respectively. This will be Lallana’s first league start of the season after several months out through injury.
Sean Dyche has decided to make just one change to the Burnley side that drew with Huddersfield on the weekend, with James Tarkowski returning from suspension to replace Kevin Long in defence.
Liverpool substitutes: Karius, Robertson, Matip, Milner, Woodburn, Ings, Firmino.
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan, Gomez; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Wijnaldum; Mane, Solanke, Lallana.
Burnley substitutes: Lindegaard, Long, Lowton, Westwood, Wells, Walters, Vokes.
Burnley XI (4-4-1-1): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Arfield; Hendrick; Barnes.
There’s just under 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this this afternoon…
Jurgen Klopp certainly has one of the Premier League’s best attacking sides at his disposal, but he’s been forced to rotate today and could find it difficult to break down a stubborn Burnley back line without several of his best players. Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have all been rested, with the latter featuring on the substitutes’ bench while neither of his two team-mates have travelled with the side.
Liverpool had to settle for a 1-1 draw when the two sides met at Anfield earlier in the season, but they arguably meet their opponents at the best possible time. They’re without a league defeat since October, with three of their last four games ending in impressive victories. The Reds showed great grit and determination to come from behind to beat Leicester City on the weekend, and they also managed to find the back of the net 12 times in their previous three outings.
Burnley were torn apart by a Harry Kane hat-trick in their last home game, but before that they had only lost one of their previous eight league matches at Turf Moor. The Clarets have proved to be incredibly difficult to break down this campaign, and they’ve picked up four clean sheets from their last six outings thanks to Saturday’s goalless draw against Huddersfield Town.
Burnley thoroughly impressed during the first half of the season, and a series of excellent results have left them in seventh place at the start of the new year. It wasn’t the best of festive periods for them, however, and they head into today’s game without a win in their last four league outings. They only lost once during that time, however, and they should prove to be a tough opponent for their in-form visitors today.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor.


C. Taylor
J. Cork
G. Wijnaldum
J. Tarkowski
D. Lovren
B. Mee
A. Barnes
J. Gomez
J. Hendrick
S. Defour
J. Guðmunds­son
R. Klavan
S. Mané
A. Lallana
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
S. Mignolet
E. Can
P. Bardsley
D. Solanke
N. Pope
S. Arfield
T. Alexander-Arnold

Additional info

R. East
M. Scholes
Fourth official
M. Atkinson


Match Stats

Burnley Liverpool
47 Attacks (Dangerous) 47
3 Corners 9
3 Fouls 12
14 Free Kicks 5
10 Goal Kicks 7
1 Offsides 2
3 Shots (blocked) 2
3 Shots (off target) 9
3 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
18 Throw Ins 26

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Turf Moor

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