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Burnley v Liverpool: Matchday blog

Liverpool began 2018 in dramatic fashion as Ragnar Klavan scored a 93rd-minute winner to give them a 2-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor, with Sadio Mane also earlier on target.

Jürgen speaks...

There was much for Jürgen Klopp to discuss in his post-match press conference following Liverpool's dramatic 2-1 win at Burnley. Digest what he had to say in our stories below...

Full Time

Reds get the win!

Liverpool secure a 2-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor thanks to Ragnar Klavan's dramatic stoppage-time winner.

Sadio Mane had earlier put the Reds in front, but Johann Berg Gudmundsson leveleld with three minutes of normal time left before Klavan stooped to nod in the decider.

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Goal

GOALLLLLLLLLL! RAGNAR KLAVAN!!!!!!!!!

Liverpool take the lead deep into stoppage-time as Lovren heads Oxlade-Chamberlain's free-kick across goal and Klavan stoops in at the back post to nod home.

GET IN, RAGGY!

90

Four minutes of added time to played...

86

Goal

Goal for Burnley - Gudmundsson

The hosts are level as Barnes heads a long throw into the box across goal and Gudmundsson stoops to nod in at the back post.

86

Substitution

Milner is on for Lallana.

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Mignolet needs to make a save low down to his right to keep out a header from Vokes.

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Mignolet needs to make a save low down to his right to keep out a header from Vokes.

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Chance

Liverpool work an opening for Oxlade-Chamberlain, but his blast from close range is kept out by a smart stop from Pope.

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Barnes meets a half-cleared free-kick with hooked volley; however, it flashes wide of Mignolet's post.

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Alexander-Arnold arrows one towards the top corner from range, but it's kept out by a save at full stretch by Nick Pope.

72

Substitution

Liverpool also make a change - Mane makes way for Firmino.

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Substitution

Burnley change - Hendrick off, Vokes on.

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Goal

GOAL! SADIO MANE!

Liverpool are in front and it comes courtesy of a thumping finish from Sadio Mane.

It started with Oxlade-Chamberlain doing brilliantly to regain the ball just inside the Reds' half before powering forward and releasing Alexander-Arnold down the right.

His cross was taken off the toes of Oxlade-Chamberlain by Mane, but it proved the right decision as the No.19 spun and cracked an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

Get in!

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Wijnaldum sends a flicked header over the crossbar from Oxlade-Chamberlain's delivery from the left.

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Liverpool break and Lallana has an effort deflected behind by Mee's block.

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Lallana cuts the ball back to Oxlade-Chamberlain just inside the box, who sees his effort crash against Tarkowski.

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Kick-Off

And we're off again...

Dom Solanke re-starts the game. Come on you Reds!

The story of the first half in numbers...

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Half Time

Goalless at the break

 

There's nothing to seperate the teams at the break as they return to the dressing rooms with the scoreline tied at 0-0.

44

Taylor arrows a ball right across the face of the Liverpool goal... no-one can turn it in for the Clarets.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain is sent scampering into space inside the box, but clatters his shot against Bardsley.

38

Chance

The ball drops invitingly for Arfield on the edge of the box. He sends a first-time side-foot shot towards the bottom corner, but rolls it inches wide of the post.

36

Oxlade-Chamberlain's pass causes momentary panic inside the Burnley box, with Mane and Solanke lurking. But neither can put it away as the hosts bundle it to safety

35

Gudmundsson sends in a dangerous cross from the left, but thankfully it evades everybody in the middle.

31

Wijnaldum lines one up from 25 yards, but he sends it well wide.

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Arfield forces a save from Mignolet as he meets a ball into the box with a glancing header. It's not got enough on it to trouble the 'keeper, however.

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A quite magnificent last-ditch tackle from Lallana prevents Gudmundsson from being sent clean through on goal from Defour's pass as Burnley countered from a Reds corner.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain collects Lallana's cross-field pass, drives forward and then hammers a low drive towards goal; however, Nick Pope is able to parry.

10

Solanke almost slides Mane in behind, but the home side manage to scramble the danger away.

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Burnley work an opening for Ashley Barnes inside the area, but he cannons the wrong side of the near post as far as the hosts are concerned.

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Lallana takes aim from the edge of the area but sends his shot high and wide.

Kick-Off

We're under way...

Come on you Reds!

Pre-match

A reminder of the line-ups...

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A reminder of the line-ups...

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Inside the dressing room...

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The Reds arrive...

➡ Lallana's first start of the season ➡ Mignolet wears the armband Klopp explains today's #LFC selection:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
TEAM NEWS: Here's your first Clarets' team of the new year, to face @LFC
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Team news

Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Lovren, Gomez, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Solanke.

Subs: Karius, Milner, Firmino, Robertson, Ings, Matip, Woodburn.

Mohamed Salah misses out with a minor groin injury, while Philippe Coutinho has a sore thigh. Simon Mignolet captains the Reds this afternoon.

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Turf Moor is ready...

Matchday! Let’s start 2018 with a good performance & 3 points 💪🏻🔴 #LFC #YNWA #HappyNewYear
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The gaffer's preview

Watch Jürgen Klopp's pre-Burnley press conference for free by registering to LFCTV GO below.

Just click play to begin the sign-up process.

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Weather

A look to the skies

Heading to Burnley today? You'll probably need a brolley, with the chances of rain hitting over 50 per cent come kick-off.

We're also looking at temperatures of around six degrees celsius - chilly.

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Team news

We're just under three hours away from learning the two line-ups for today's fixture - how much do we know about how the sides will shape up already?

An update on Mohamed Salah and injuries and suspensions for both teams feature here.

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Watch Wijnaldum

Alternatively, you can watch Wijnaldum's Burnley preview in the clip embedded below.

Find out more about LFCTV GO here.

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Red, Red Wijn

Gini Wijnaldum has been speaking to Liverpoolfc.com ahead of today's game, admitting he and his teammates will be tested to the limit by playing a second game in 48 hours today.

He said: "It is really difficult because normally the second day after a match you are off, because they say that you are the most tired that day. But now we’re playing a game. You have to recover really well to be fit for the game. It is difficult but we’re not the only ones that have the problem, a lot of teams have the problem. So we have to deal with it."

Read the interview in full here.

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BETVICTOR's view

Burnley 6/1
Draw 17/5
Liverpool 8/15

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VVD at LFC

We've also got pictures of Van Dijk's first Melwood training session, Gini Wijnaldum's thoughts on the defender's arrival, a profile of his journey to Anfield and much, much more on the website today.

Head to the Liverpoolfc.com homepage to check it all out.

Now, back to the match...

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First things first

Obviously there's a pretty important match to look forward to today, but there has also been some other big news breaking this morning - namely that Virgil van Dijk is now officially a Liverpool player.

In his first interview as a Red, the defender said: "I think the most important thing is the size of the club, the culture of the club, the players, the manager and obviously the fans, who make the club this special. With the history at the club and everything around it – even the training ground and stuff – it is just a perfect, perfect match for me, and for my family as well."

Click here to read that in full.

First game of the year 🔴👊 🆚 @BurnleyOfficial 🏆 @premierleague 🏟️ Turf Moor 🕒 15:00 GMT 🖼 @TheGerrardEra
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And we're off

Hello and welcome to Liverpoolfc.com's live matchday blog for today's meeting with Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Reds are out to make it three Premier League wins on the spin by seeing off Sean Dyche's side, but it won't be easy up against one of the surprise packages of the season.

Compare the two sides with our Opta widget below.

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