Liverpool were given a massive scare in a tricky new year’s day fixture against Burnley at Turf moor. Centre Back Ragner Klavan becoming the first Estonian to score in the Premier League with his first for the club as his injury time winner snatched the points in a 1-2 win for the reds.
Without the impressive Mohammed Salah and Philippe Coutinho Liverpool failed to show their attacking flair that as seen them scoring goals for fun lately, instead relaying on a moment of pure class from Sadio Mane to open the scoring midway through the second half. The Senegalese international collecting the ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold, before spinning and hitting a superb shot from the edge of the box to beat the impressive Burnley keeper Nick Pope.
Despite the visitor’s lack of fluidity up front they did have chances to secure the three points, only for Pope to produce several saves to keep his side in the game and when Johann Gudmundsson equalised with minutes remaining it looked like Burnley had earn themselves a point.
That was until Liverpool’s to centre backs, who both had impressive games considering the recent arrival of the world’s most expensive defender in Virgil van Dijk for £75m, linked up in injury time, Dejan Lovren producing the assist for Klavan to head the ball past Pope and secure Liverpool the maximum points.
The result see’s Liverpool close the gap on third place Chelsea, who play Arsenal on Wednesday night, while Burnley continue to push for a surprise European spot as they stay 7th only 4 points of Arsenal in that all important 5th place.